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1998 Oakland AthleticsSeason Roster
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Billy Beane played for the 1998 Oakland Athletics
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameAthletics
LocationOakland,California
Record74-88 (4th in American League West)League Rank10thMLB Rank22nd
BallparkNetwork Associates Coliseum
ManagerArt HoweGeneral ManagerBilly Beane
CoachesBob Cluck (Pitching Coach), Duffy Dyer (Bench Coach), Bradley Fischer (Bullpen Coach), Gary Jones (First Base Coach), Rick Peterson (Pitching Coach), Denny Walling (Hitting Coach), Ron Washington (Third Base Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickMark Mulder (#2)
Payroll$20,063,000 (Rank: 28th)
Attendance1,232,343 (Rank: 28th)
Minor League AffiliatesEdmonton Trappers (AAA) 76-67 ... Huntsville Stars (AA) 72-68 ... Modesto A's (A+) 77-63 ... Visalia Oaks (A+) 67-73 ... Southern Oregon Timberjacks (A-) 43-33 ... Arizona Athletics (Rk) 29-27 ...
Years Available1901-2019

Team History -- 1998 Statistics -- 1998 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Payroll -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 

The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1998 Oakland Athletics.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1998 baseball season.

1998 Oakland Athletics Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
7Kurt AbbottSS6-0 200 R-R 1969-06-02 29Zanesville,Ohio MLB1989-20031993-2001Dixie Hollins (St. Petersburg,FL)St. Petersburg Col
1989-15- 400-OAK
 
10Mark Bellhorn3B6-1 214 B-R 1974-08-23 23Boston,Massachusetts MLB1993-20091997-2007Oviedo (Oviedo,FL)Auburn U.
1995- 2-  35-OAK
 
6Mike Blowers3B6-2 210 R-R 1965-04-24 33Wurzburg,Germany MLB1986-19991989-1999Bethel (Spanaway,WA)Washington, Tacoma CC
1986-10- 252-MON
 
26Rafael Bournigal2B-SS5-11 176 R-R 1966-05-12 32Azua,Dom Rep MLB1987-20001992-1999   Florida St, Canada Col
1987-19- 482-LAN
 
49Tom CandiottiP6-2 221 R-R 1957-08-31 40Walnut Creek,California MLB1979-19991983-1999Concord (Concord,CA)St. Mary's Col California
1980-   UDFA-KCA
 
30Eric Chavez3B6-0 204 L-R 1977-12-07 20Los Angeles,California MLB1997-20141998-2014Mount Carmel (San Diego,CA)
1996- 1-  10-OAK
Retired  
53Ryan ChristensonCF6-0 191 R-R 1974-03-28 24Redlands,California MLB1995-20041998-2003Apple Valley (Apple Valley,CA)Pepperdine U.
1995-10- 260-OAK
 
56Steve ConnellyP6-4 210 R-R 1974-04-27 24Long Beach,California MLB1993-20031998-1998Wilson (Long Beach,CA)Oklahoma
1995-24- 652-OAK
 
41Jim DoughertyP6-0 210 R-R 1968-03-08 30Brentwood,New York MLB1987-20021995-1999Ross (Brentwood,NY)North Carolina
1990-26- 703-HOU
 
36Mike FettersP6-4 226 R-R 1964-12-19 33Van Nuys,California MLB1986-20041989-2004Iolani (Honolulu,HI)Pepperdine U.
1986- 1-  27-CAL
 
16Jason Giambi1B6-3 235 L-R 1971-01-08 27West Covina,California MLB1992-20141995-2014South Hills (West Covina,CA)Long Beach St
1992- 2-  58-OAK
Retired  
14Ben GrieveRF6-4 230 L-R 1976-05-04 22Arlington,Texas MLB1994-20051997-2005James Martin (Arlington,TX)
1994- 1-   2-OAK
 
29Buddy GroomP6-2 207 L-L 1965-07-10 32Dallas,Texas MLB1987-20051992-2005Red Oak (Red Oak,TX)Mary Hardin-Baylor
1987-12- 297-CHA
 
51Jimmy HaynesP6-4 203 R-R 1972-09-05 25LaGrange,Georgia MLB1991-20051995-2004Troup County (LaGrange,GA)
1991- 7- 186-BAL
 
24Rickey HendersonLF5-10 190 R-L 1958-12-25 39Chicago,Illinois MLB1976-20051979-2003Oakland Tech (Oakland,CA)
1976- 4-  96-OAK
 
31Gil HerediaP6-1 221 R-R 1965-10-26 32Nogales,Arizona MLB1987-20011991-2001Nogales (Nogales,AZ)Arizona, Pima CC
1987- 9- 230-SFN
 
23AJ HinchC6-1 207 R-R 1974-05-15 24Waverly,Iowa MLB1993-20051998-2004Midwest City (Midwest City,OK)Stanford U.
1996- 3-  75-OAK
 
28Mark HolzemerP6-0 185 L-L 1969-08-20 28Littleton,Colorado MLB1987-20021993-2000Mullen (Denver,CO)Seminole St Florida
1987- 4- 109-CAL
 
20Brian LesherLF6-5 216 R-R 1971-03-05 27Antwerp,Belgium MLB1991-20031996-2002Newark (Newark,DE)Delaware
1992-25- 704-OAK
 
5Mike MacFarlaneC6-1 210 R-R 1964-04-12 34Stockton,California MLB1983-19991987-1999Lincoln (Stockton,CA)Santa Clara U.
1985- 4-  97-KCA
 
5Shane MackLF-CF6-0 190 R-R 1963-12-07 34Los Angeles,California MLB1982-19981987-1998Gahr (Cerritos,CA)UCLA
1984- 1-  11-SDN
 
17Dave Magadan3B6-4 215 L-R 1962-09-30 35Tampa,Florida MLB1981-20011986-2001Jesuit (Tampa,FL)Alabama
1983- 2-  32-NYN
 
33TJ MathewsP6-1 214 R-R 1970-01-19 28Belleville,Illinois MLB1989-20061995-2002Columbia (Columbia,IL)UNLV, St. Louis CC-Meramec
1992-36-1007-SLN
 
2Jason McDonaldCF-RF5-8 175 B-R 1972-03-20 26Modesto,California MLB1993-20021997-2000Elk Grove (Elk Grove,CA)Houston, Sacramento City Col
1993- 4- 125-OAK
 
31,7Kevin MitchellDH5-11 244 R-R 1962-01-13 36San Diego,California MLB1981-19981984-1998Clairemont (San Diego,CA)
1980-   UDFA-NYN
 
32Mike MohlerP6-2 208 R-L 1968-07-26 29Dayton,Ohio MLB1990-20031993-2001East Ascension (Gonzales,LA)Nicholls St
1989-42-1101-OAK
 
13Izzy MolinaC5-11 224 R-R 1971-06-03 27New York,New York MLB1990-20031996-2002Columbus (Miami,FL)
1990-22- 610-OAK
 
54Mike NeillLF6-2 190 L-L 1970-04-27 28Martinsville,Virginia MLB1989-20011998-1998Seaford (Seaford,DE)Villanova U.
1991- 2-  60-OAK
 
44Mike OquistP6-2 189 R-R 1968-05-30 30La Junta,Colorado MLB1988-20041993-1999La Junta (La Junta,CO)Arkansas
1989-13- 323-BAL
 
48Ariel PrietoP6-2 247 R-R 1969-10-22 28Havana,Cuba MLB1995-20051995-2001  
1995- 1-   5-OAK
 
3Bip Roberts2B5-7 165 B-R 1963-10-27 34Berkeley,California MLB1982-19981986-1998Skyline (Oakland,CA)UNLV
1982- 1-  13-PIT
 
37Kenny RogersP6-1 205 L-L 1964-11-10 33Savannah,Georgia MLB1982-20081989-2008Plant City (Plant City,FL)
1982-39- 816-TEX
 
30Aaron SmallP6-5 225 R-R 1971-11-23 26Oxnard,California MLB1989-20061994-2006South Hills (West Covina,CA)
1989-22- 575-TOR
 
21Scott Spiezio2B6-2 222 B-R 1972-09-21 25Joliet,Illinois MLB1991-20101996-2007Morris (Morris,IL)Illinois
1993- 6- 181-OAK
 
8Ed Sprague3B6-2 205 R-R 1967-07-25 30Castro Valley,California MLB1986-20021991-2001St. Mary's (Stockton,CA)Stanford U.
1988- 1-  25-TOR
 
12Matt StairsDH5-9 217 L-R 1968-02-27 30Saint John,New Brunswick MLB1989-20111992-2011  
1989-   UDFA-MON
 
59Blake SteinP6-7 240 R-R 1973-08-03 24McComb,Mississippi MLB1994-20041998-2002Covington (Covington,LA)Spring Hill Col
1994- 6- 166-SLN
 
22Billy TaylorP6-8 235 R-R 1961-10-16 36Monticello,Florida MLB1980-20011994-2001Thomas County Central (Thomasville,GA)Abraham Baldwin Agricultural Col
1980- 2-  39-TEX
 
4Miguel TejadaSS5-9 188 R-R 1974-05-25 24Bani,Dom Rep MLB1995-20151997-2013  
1993-   UDFA-OAK
Free Agent  
50Dave TelghederP6-2 223 R-R 1966-11-11 31Middletown,New York MLB1986-19991993-1998Minisink Valley (Slate Hill,NY)Massachusetts
1989-31- 814-NYN
 
45Jorge VelandiaSS5-9 185 R-R 1975-01-12 23Caracas,Venezuela MLB1992-20091997-2008  
1992-   UDFA-DET
 
28Jack Voigt1B6-1 178 R-R 1966-05-17 32Sarasota,Florida MLB1985-20001993-1998Venice (Venice,FL)Louisiana St
1987- 9- 221-BAL
 
52Jay WitasickP6-4 235 R-R 1972-08-28 25Baltimore,Maryland MLB1992-20071996-2007C. Milton Wright (Bel Air,MD)Maryland-Baltimore County
1993- 2-  58-SLN
 
39Jason WoodSS6-1 170 R-R 1969-12-16 28San Bernardino,California MLB1991-20081998-2008McLane (Fresno,CA)Fresno St
1991-11- 307-OAK
 
36Tim WorrellP6-4 215 R-R 1967-07-05 30Pasadena,California MLB1987-20061993-2006Maranatha (Sierra Madre,CA)Biola U.
1989-20- 520-SDN
 
45 Players