1990 Oakland Athletics season
The Oakland Athletics' 1990 season saw the A's win their third consecutive American League West title, with a record of 103 wins and 59 losses, nine games ahead of the Chicago White Sox. It was the third consecutive year in which Oakland finished with the best record in all of MLB. During the season, A's starter Bob Welch would be the last pitcher to win at least 25 games in the 20th century. The Athletics swept the Boston Red Sox in the ALCS before being shockingly swept themselves by the Cincinnati Reds in the World Series.
- 1 Offseason
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Player stats
- 4 ALCS
- 5 World series
- 6 Awards and honors
- 7 Farm system
- 8 References
- November 28, 1989: Rickey Henderson signed as a Free Agent with the Oakland Athletics.
- December 13, 1989 – The Athletics sign Scott Sanderson as a free agent.
- December 13, 1989: Jamie Quirk was signed as a Free Agent with the Oakland Athletics.
- June 4, 1990: Todd Van Poppel was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 1st round (14th pick) of the 1990 amateur draft. Player signed July 16, 1990.
- June 20, 1990 – Terry Steinbach has 6 RBIs in one game versus the Detroit Tigers.
- July 25, 1990 – Jose Canseco had 6 RBIs in a game against the California Angels.
|Chicago White Sox||94||68||.580||9|
|Kansas City Royals||75||86||.466||27½|
- May 13, 1990: Willie Randolph was traded by the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Oakland Athletics for Stan Javier.
- June 17, 1990: Ken Phelps was purchased by the Cleveland Indians from the Oakland Athletics.
- July 15, 1990: Mike Norris was released by the Oakland Athletics.
- August 1, 1990: Ron Coomer was released by the Oakland Athletics.
- August 29, 1990: Willie McGee was traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Oakland Athletics for Felix Jose, Stan Royer, and Daryl Green (minors).
- June 4, 1990: Ernie Young was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 10th round of the 1990 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 1990.
- June 4, 1990: Izzy Molina was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 22nd round of the 1990 amateur draft. Player signed June 28, 1990.
|1990 Oakland Athletics|
Dave Stewart's No-Hitter
|= Indicates team leader|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
|Nelson, GeneGene Nelson|
October 6, 1990 at Fenway Park
|W: Dave Stewart (1-0) L: Larry Andersen (0-1)|
|HR: BOS – Wade Boggs (1)|
October 7, 1990 at Fenway Park
|W: Bob Welch (1-0) L: Greg Harris (0-1) S: Dennis Eckersley (1)|
October 9, 1990 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
|W: Mike Moore (1-0) L: Mike Boddicker (0-1) S: Dennis Eckersley (2)|
October 10, 1990 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
|W: Dave Stewart (2-0) L: Roger Clemens (0-1) S: Rick Honeycutt (1)|
|Game||Score||Date||Location||Attendance||Time of Game|
|1||A's – 0, Reds – 7||October 16||Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati)||55,830||2:48|
|2||A's – 4, Reds – 5 (10 inns)||October 17||Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati)||55,832||3:31|
|3||Reds – 8, A's – 3||October 19||Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (Oakland)||48,269||3:01|
|4||Reds – 2, A's – 1||October 20||Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (Oakland)||48,613||2:48|
Awards and honors
- Rickey Henderson, American League Most Valuable Player
- Dave Stewart, ALCS MVP
- Dave Stewart, Pitcher, Roberto Clemente Award
- Bob Welch, AL Cy Young Award
- Jose Canseco, Outfield
- Rickey Henderson, Outfield
- Mark McGwire, First Base
- Tony LaRussa, Manager
- Home Runs – Mark McGwire (39)
- RBI - Mark McGwire (108)
- Batting Average – Rickey Henderson (.325)
- Hits – Rickey Henderson (159)
- Stolen Bases - Rickey Henderson (65)
- Walks - Mark McGwire (110)
- Wins – Bob Welch (27)
- Earned Run Average – Dennis Eckersley (0.61)
- Strikeouts – Dave Stewart (166)
- 1990 Oakland Athletics team page at Baseball Reference
- 1990 Oakland Athletics team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
|AL West Championship Season
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|American League Championship
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