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1998 Oakland Athletics (MLB)

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W-L Record: 74-88 .457
Rank: 4th in American League West
Run Differential: 804-866 -62
Roster Continuity 54.20% 24/28
Manager(s): Art Howe
General Manager: Billy Beane
Location: Oakland, California
Ballpark: Network Associates Coliseum
Payroll: $ 20,063,000 28/30
Attendance: 1,232,343 28/30
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Mark Mulder (#2) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Duffy Dyer
Bullpen Coach: Bradley Fischer
First Base Coach: Gary Jones
Hitting Coach: Denny Walling
Pitching Coach: Rick Peterson
Pitching Coach: Bob Cluck
Third Base Coach: Ron Washington

#1 Draft Picks

Ben Grieve (#2), Ariel Prieto (#5), Eric Chavez (#10), Shane Mack (#11), Ed Sprague (#25), Mike Fetters (#27)
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 1998 Oakland Athletics season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    7Kurt AbbottSS-2B6-0200R-R291993OAK: 1989-15-400MLB--
    10Mark Bellhorn2B-3B6-1214B-R231997OAK: 1995-2-35MLB--
    6Mike Blowers3B6-2210R-R331989MON: 1986-10-252MLB--
    26Rafael BournigalSS-2B5-11176R-R321992LAN: 1987-19-482MLB--
    49Tom CandiottiP6-2221R-R401983Not draftedMLB--
    30Eric Chavez3B6-0204L-R201998OAK: 1996-1-10MLB-Retired
    53Ryan ChristensonCF-LF6-0191R-R241998OAK: 1995-10-260MLB--
    56Steve ConnellyP6-4210R-R241998OAK: 1995-24-652MLB--
    41Jim DoughertyP6-0210R-R301995HOU: 1990-26-703MLB--
    36Mike FettersP6-4226R-R331989CAL: 1986-1-27MLB--
    16Jason GiambiDH6-3235L-R271995OAK: 1992-2-58MLB-Retired
    14Ben GrieveRF-LF6-4230L-R221997OAK: 1994-1-2MLB--
    29Buddy GroomP6-2207L-L321992CHA: 1987-12-297MLB--
    51Jimmy HaynesP6-4203R-R251995BAL: 1991-7-186MLB--
    24Rickey HendersonLF-OF5-10190R-L391979OAK: 1976-4-96MLB--
    31Gil HerediaP6-1221R-R321991SFN: 1987-9-230MLB--
    23A.J. HinchC6-1207R-R241998OAK: 1996-3-75MLB--
    28Mark HolzemerP6-0185L-L281993CAL: 1987-4-109MLB--
    20Brian LesherLF-1B6-5216R-R271996OAK: 1992-25-704MLB--
    5Mike MacFarlaneC6-1210R-R341987KCA: 1985-4-97MLB--
    5Shane MackLF-CF6-0190R-R341987SDN: 1984-1-11MLB--
    17Dave Magadan3B-1B6-4215L-R351986NYN: 1983-2-32MLB--
    33T.J. MathewsP6-1214R-R281995SLN: 1992-36-1007MLB--
    2Jason McDonaldCF-LF5-8175B-R261997OAK: 1993-4-125MLB--
    31,7Kevin MitchellLF-3B5-11244R-R361984Not draftedMLB--
    32Mike MohlerP6-2208R-L291993OAK: 1989-42-1101MLB--
    13Izzy MolinaC5-11224R-R271996OAK: 1990-22-610MLB--
    54Mike NeillLF-CF6-2190L-L281998OAK: 1991-2-60MLB--
    44Mike OquistP6-2189R-R301993BAL: 1989-13-323MLB--
    48Ariel PrietoP6-2247R-R281995OAK: 1995-1-5MLB--
    3Bip Roberts2B-LF5-7165B-R341986PIT: 1982-1-13MLB--
    37Kenny RogersP6-1205L-L331989TEX: 1982-39-816MLB--
    30Aaron SmallP6-5225R-R261994TOR: 1989-22-575MLB--
    21Scott Spiezio1B-2B6-2222B-R251996OAK: 1993-6-181MLB--
    8Ed Sprague3B6-2205R-R301991TOR: 1988-1-25MLB--
    12Matt StairsDH-1B5-9217L-R301992Not draftedMLB--
    59Blake SteinP6-7240R-R241998SLN: 1994-6-166MLB--
    22Billy TaylorP6-8235R-R361994TEX: 1980-2-39MLB--
    4Miguel Tejada2B-3B5-9188R-R241997Not draftedMLB-Free Agent
    50Dave TelghederP6-2223R-R311993NYN: 1989-31-814MLB--
    45Jorge Velandia2B-SS5-9185R-R231997Not draftedMLB--
    28Jack VoigtLF-RF6-1178R-R321993BAL: 1987-9-221MLB--
    52Jay WitasickP6-4235R-R251996SLN: 1993-2-58MLB--
    39Jason WoodSS-1B6-1170R-R281998OAK: 1991-11-307MLB--
    36Tim WorrellP6-4215R-R301993SDN: 1989-20-520MLB--

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