Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::start_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::start_lvl(&$output) in /home/bloglockers/public_html/subdomains/oakland/athletics/wp-settings.php on line 240

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::end_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::end_lvl(&$output) in /home/bloglockers/public_html/subdomains/oakland/athletics/wp-settings.php on line 240

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el(&$output) in /home/bloglockers/public_html/subdomains/oakland/athletics/wp-settings.php on line 240

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::end_el() should be compatible with Walker::end_el(&$output) in /home/bloglockers/public_html/subdomains/oakland/athletics/wp-settings.php on line 240

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_PageDropdown::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el(&$output) in /home/bloglockers/public_html/subdomains/oakland/athletics/wp-settings.php on line 240

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::start_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::start_lvl(&$output) in /home/bloglockers/public_html/subdomains/oakland/athletics/wp-settings.php on line 240

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::end_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::end_lvl(&$output) in /home/bloglockers/public_html/subdomains/oakland/athletics/wp-settings.php on line 240

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el(&$output) in /home/bloglockers/public_html/subdomains/oakland/athletics/wp-settings.php on line 240

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::end_el() should be compatible with Walker::end_el(&$output) in /home/bloglockers/public_html/subdomains/oakland/athletics/wp-settings.php on line 240

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_CategoryDropdown::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el(&$output) in /home/bloglockers/public_html/subdomains/oakland/athletics/wp-settings.php on line 240

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Comment::start_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::start_lvl(&$output) in /home/bloglockers/public_html/subdomains/oakland/athletics/wp-includes/comment-template.php on line 0

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Comment::end_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::end_lvl(&$output) in /home/bloglockers/public_html/subdomains/oakland/athletics/wp-includes/comment-template.php on line 0

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Comment::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el(&$output) in /home/bloglockers/public_html/subdomains/oakland/athletics/wp-includes/comment-template.php on line 0

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Comment::end_el() should be compatible with Walker::end_el(&$output) in /home/bloglockers/public_html/subdomains/oakland/athletics/wp-includes/comment-template.php on line 0
Oakland Athletics MLB News - A’s Baseball Blog » Blast from the Past

David Henderson was a rock solid player for the Oakland A’s

Blogged under Blast from the Past, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by joelapinski on Friday 17 May 2013 at 8:49 am

Righty swinging outfielder David Henderson was a rock solid outfielder for the A’s.  His best season came back in 1988, when he finished 3rd in the A.L. MVP voting.  He played in 146 games for the A’s in 1988 and he was 154 of 507 (.304 avg, .887 OPS) with 100 runs scored, 24 homers, 94 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  He also had a good year in 1991, when has was an A.L. All-Star.  Henderson played in 150 games for the A’s in 1991 and he was 158 of 572 (.276 avg, .811 OPS) with 86 runs scored, 25 homers, 85 RBIs and 6 stolen bases.  Henderson played in 702 games in his six years with the A’s and he was 672 of 2,553 (.263 avg, .769 OPS) with 366 runs scored, 104 homers, 377 RBIs and 19 stolen bases.

Rick Langford has his moments in the sun for the Oakland A’s

Blogged under Blast from the Past, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by joelapinski on Sunday 21 April 2013 at 4:06 pm

Righty starting pitcher Rick Langford had a couple of big time years with the A’s back when Billy Martin was the manager.  In 1980, Langford pitched in 35 games (all starts) for the A’s and he was 19-12 with a 3.26 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP.  Langford threw 28 complete games and 2 shutouts for the A’s in 1980.  In 1981, Langford pitched in 24 games (all starts) for the A’s in which he was 12-10 with a 2.99 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP.  He threw 18 complete games and 2 shutouts in 1981 for the A’s.  Billy Martin worked Langford so hard in 1980 and 1981, that he was never the same pitcher the rest of his career.  Langford pitched in 248 games (195 starts) in his 10 years with the A’s and he was 73-105 with a 3.97 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP.  Langford is still #6 in A’s history with his 105 losses.

Carney Lansford was a solid 3B for the Oakland A’s

Blogged under Blast from the Past, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by chinmusic on Friday 6 July 2012 at 4:55 pm

Righty swinging 3B Carney Lansford was a pretty solid 3B for the A’s. He played in 1,203 games in his 10 years with the A’s and he was 1,317 of 4,568 (.288 avg, .747 OPS) with 617 runs scored, 94 homers, 548 RBIs and 146 stolen bases. Lansford is tied for 10th in A’s history in hits (1,317) and he is also #10 in A’s history in stolen bases (146). Lansford made it to only 1 All-Star Game with the A’s and it came in 1988. In 1988, Lansford played in 150 games for the A’s in which he was 155 of 556 (.279 avg, .687 OPS) with 80 runs scored, 7 homers, 57 RBIs and 29 stolen bases. He followed his All-Star appearance in 1989, by playing in 148 games for the A’s in which he was 185 of 551 (.336 avg, .803 OPS) with 81 runs scored, 2 homers, 52 RBIs and 37 stolen bases. Lansford was a pretty solid player for the A’s.

Dave Stewart was dominating for the Oakland A’s

Blogged under Blast from the Past, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by chinmusic on Thursday 31 May 2012 at 4:20 pm

Righty starting pitcher Dave Stewart won 20 or more games for four straight seasons for the A’s from 1987-1990, but, he didn’t win any Cy Young Awards for them and he was only an American League All-Star 1 time in those years! Stewart pitched in 257 games (245 starts) in his 8 years with the A’s and he was 119-78 with a 3.73 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP. His best season with the A’s came in 1990 when he finished 3rd in the Cy Young Award Voting and 8th in the voting for MVP. Stewart pitched in 36 games (all starts) for the A’s in 1990 and he was 22-11 with a 2.56 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP. Stewart is #8 in A’s history in games started with 245 of them. He is also #10 in innings pitched (1,717 1/3) and #7 in strikeouts (1,152) in A’s history.

Mike Norris had his day in the sun for the Oakland A’s

Blogged under Blast from the Past, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by chinmusic on Monday 23 April 2012 at 1:20 pm

Righty starting pitcher Mike Norris had his day in the sun for the A’s back in 1980. Norris pitched in 33 games (all starts) for the A’s in 1980 and he was 22-9 with a 2.53 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP. He completed 24 games (1 shutout) as he pitched an amazing 284 1/3 innings in 1980. Norris finished 2nd in the voting for the Cy Young Award and 15th in the MVP Voting in 1980. He also won a Gold Glove and made the All-Star team that year. Manager Billy Martin worked all of his starting pitchers hard in 1980 and none of them were the same afterwards, including Norris. Norris pitched in 201 games (157 starts) in his 10 years with the A’s and he was 58-59 with a 3.89 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP. He made it to two All-Star teams and he won 2 Gold Gloves in his time with the A’s.

Jose Canseco might have been a cheater, but he was a solid player for the Oakland Athletics

Blogged under Blast from the Past, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by chinmusic on Thursday 23 June 2011 at 1:56 pm

Righty swinging outfielder Jose Canseco was a freak of nature as a player. Not many guys could hit the ball farther then he could, but he had helpers. In his book “Juiced” he admitted using steroids and injecting other players (Mark McGwire among the many) with them. No one has sued Jose Canseco yet, so he must be telling the truth. Canseco burst onto the scene in 1986 with the A’s when he won the A.L. Rookie of the Year Award. Canseco played in 157 games for the A’s in 1986 and he was 144 for 600 (.240 avg, .775 OPS) with 85 runs scored, 33 homers, 117 RBIs and 15 stolen bases. He also made the All-Star team in 1986 and he was 20th in the MVP Voting. Canseco then turned in a monster season in 1988 for the A’s. Canseco played in 158 games for the A’s in 1988 and he was 187 for 610 (.307 avg, .959 OPS) with 120 runs scored, 42 homers (led the majors), 124 RBIs (led the majors) and a incredible 40 stolen bases. Canseco was named the MVP of the American League in 1988. Canseco also won a Silver Slugger Award and made the All-Star team in 1988. Canseco played in 1,058 games in 9 years with the A’s and he was 1,048 for 3,970 (.264 avg, .851 OPS) with 662 runs scored, 254 homers, 793 RBIs and 135 stolen bases. Canseco is 4th in A’s history in homers with 254. He is also tied for 10th in OPS (.851) and he’s #6 in RBIs (793) in A’s history. Jose Canseco might have been the biggest cheater in baseball, but none of his numbers have an asterisk by them in the record books.

Dennis Eckersley pitched the best baseball of his career with the Oakland Athletics

Blogged under Blast from the Past, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by chinmusic on Thursday 26 May 2011 at 11:15 am

Sidewinding righty closer Dennis Eckersley got into Baseball’ Hall of Fame in 2004 based mostly on his time with the A’s. In 1990, Eckersley was simply amazing as he worked in 63 games (0 starts) in which he was 4-2 with 48 saves, a 0.61 ERA and a 0.61 WHIP. He only gave up 41 hits while walking 4 batters in 73 1/3 innings and he whiffed 73 batters showing just how nasty he was in 1990. In 1992, Eckersley won both the Cy Young and MVP Awards in the American League. Eckersley pitched in 69 games (0 starts) in 1992 for the A’s and he was 7-1 with 51 saves, a 1.91 ERA and a 0.91 WHIP. He pitched in 525 games (2 starts) in his 9 years with the A’s and he was 41-31 with 320 saves, a 2.74 ERA and a 0.95 WHIP. Eckersley made 4 All-Star teams in his 9 years with the A’s. He is still the A’s all-time leader in games pitched (525), saves (320) and WHIP (0.95). He is also #9 in A’s history in ERA with a 2.74 mark. Eckersley was one of the best pitchers in A’s history.

Matt Keough had his year in the sun for the Oakland Athletics

Blogged under Blast from the Past, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by chinmusic on Friday 29 April 2011 at 8:00 pm

In 1980, righty starting pitcher Matt Keough was a very solid pitcher for the A’s. He pitched in 34 games (32 starts) for the A’s in 1980 and he was 16-13 with a 2.92 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP. Keough had 20 complete games and 2 shutouts during the 1980 season as manager Billy Martin rode him hard. Keough was never the same after the 1980 season. He pitched in 170 games (155 starts) in his 7 years with the A’s and he was 50-75 with a 4.13 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP.

Rick Monday was the first ever #1 overall pick in the Amateur Draft

Blogged under Blast from the Past, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by chinmusic on Wednesday 27 April 2011 at 7:28 pm

Back in 1965, the Kansas City A’s made lefty swinging outfielder Rick Monday the first ever #1 overall pick of the Amateur Draft in Major League History. Monday played for the K.C./Oakland A’s from 1966-1971. He played in 639 games for the A’s and he was 542 of 2,059 (.263 avg, .780 OPS) with 285 runs scored, 62 homers, 256 RBIs and 53 stolen bases. Monday went on to play 19 years in the majors, appearing in 1,986 games in which he was 1,619 of 6,136 (.264 avg, .804 OPS) with 950 runs scored, 241 homers, 775 RBIs and 98 stolen bases. Monday made 2 All-Star Games in his major league career. Monday was solid with the A’s, but his career took off after he left Oakland.

Sal Bando was a solid player for the Oakland Athletics

Blogged under Blast from the Past, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by chinmusic on Monday 7 June 2010 at 4:46 pm

3B Sal Bando played 11 years with the K.C. and Oakland Athletics. He was a four time All-Star in his time in Oakland. Bando played in 1,468 games for the A’s and he was 1,311 of 5,145 (.255 avg, .776 OPS) with 737 runs scored, 192 homers, 796 RBIs and he stole 60 bases. Bando is #4 all-time in games played (1,468) in A’s history and he is also #9 in homers (192), #5 in RBIs (796) and he is #6 in walks (792). Bando was one of the best 3B in A’s history despite never really being a dominant player.

Next Page »

Proudly powered by Wordpress - Theme Triplets Identification band, the boyish style by neuro