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1988 Oakland Athletics (MLB)

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W-L Record: 104-58 .642
Rank: 1st in American League West
Run Differential: 800-620 + 180
Roster Continuity 59.05% 24/26
Manager(s): Tony La Russa
General Manager: Sandy Alderson
Location: Oakland, California
Ballpark: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Payroll: $ 11,380,183 14/26
Attendance: 2,287,335 10/26
Playoffs: Lost World Series (Dodgers)
Top Draft Pick: Stan Royer (#16) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Bob Watson
Bullpen Coach: Mike Paul
First Base Coach: Rene Lachemann
Hitting Coach: Jim Lefebvre
Pitching Coach: Dave Duncan
Third Base Coach: Jim Lefebvre

#1 Draft Picks

Mark McGwire (#10), Walt Weiss (#11), Bob Welch (#20), Dave Henderson (#26)
American League West Standings
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1988 Oakland Athletics season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    12Don BaylorOF6-1 220R-R391970BAL: 1967-2-39MLB--
    30Lance Blankenship2B-RF6-0185R-R241988OAK: 1986-10-249MLB--
    46Rich BordiP6-7220R-R291980OAK: 1980-3-56MLB--
    54Todd BurnsP6-2186R-R241988OAK: 1984-7-168MLB--
    32Greg CadaretP6-3230L-L261987OAK: 1983-11-267MLB--
    33Jose CansecoRF-LF6-4240R-R231985OAK: 1982-15-392MLB--
    41Jim CorsiP6-1220R-R261988NYA: 1982-25-642MLB--
    14Storm DavisP6-4207R-R261982BAL: 1979-7-175MLB--
    43Dennis EckersleyP6-2190R-R331975CLE: 1972-3-50MLB--
    9Mike Gallego2B-SS5-8160R-R271985OAK: 1981-2-33MLB--
    24Ron HasseyC6-2200L-R351978CLE: 1976-18-422MLB--
    42Dave HendersonCF-OF6-2220R-R291981SEA: 1977-1-26MLB--
    40Rick HoneycuttP6-1190L-L341977PIT: 1976-17-405MLB--
    17Glenn Hubbard2B5-7170R-R301978ATL: 1975-20-473MLB--
    28Stan JavierCF-RF6-0202B-R241984Not draftedMLB--
    21Doug JenningsLF-1B5-10170L-L231988CAL: 1984-2-31MLB--
    6Felix JoseRF6-1190B-R231988Not draftedMLB--
    27Ed JurakSS-3B6-2185R-R301982BOS: 1975-3-63MLB--
    4Carney Lansford3B6-2195R-R311978CAL: 1975-3-49MLB--
    25Mark McGwire1B6-5250R-R241986OAK: 1984-1-10MLB--
    3Orlando MercadoC6-0195R-R261982Not draftedMLB--
    19Gene NelsonP6-0174R-R271981TEX: 1978-30-690MLB--
    53Steve OntiverosP6-0190R-R271985OAK: 1982-2-54MLB--
    38Dave OttoP6-7210L-L231987OAK: 1985-2-39MLB--
    39Dave ParkerOF6-5225L-R371973PIT: 1970-14-332MLB--
    2Tony Phillips2B-LF5-10175B-R291982MON: 1978-1-10MLB--
    51Eric PlunkP6-6224R-R241986NYA: 1981-4-103MLB--
    22Luis PoloniaLF5-8152L-L231987UDFAMLB--
    52Jeff ShaverP6-3195R-R241988OAK: 1985-22-559MLB--
    11Matt SinatroC5-9175R-R281981ATL: 1978-2-27MLB--
    36Terry SteinbachC6-1212R-R261986OAK: 1983-9-215MLB--
    34Dave StewartP6-2200R-R311978LAN: 1975-16-384MLB--
    7Walt WeissSS6-0175B-R241987OAK: 1985-1-11MLB--
    35Bob WelchP6-3190R-R311978LAN: 1977-1-20MLB--
    29Curt YoungP6-1180R-L281983OAK: 1981-4-92MLB--

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