Yes, we know that this is taking a while!
As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team. That being said, we have existing Top 50 lists out and we always consistently look to update them when we can and based on necessity. As such, we are very happy to present the pre-2021 update of our top 50 Oakland Athletics of all-time.
As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:
1. Advanced Statistics.
2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the American League.
3. Playoff accomplishments.
4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet.
There is only one new addition near the bottom part of our list. As always, we announce our top five immediately, but out full list can be found here.
1. Lefty Grove
2. Rickey Henderson
3. Jimmie Foxx
4. Eddie Plank
5. Al Simmons
There was some minor tinkering on the list due to the changing values from Baseball Reference. No active Athletics made the list, but the altering advanced stats led to former 1930s Rightfielder, Wally Moses, replacing Jack Barry.
We welcome your input and commentsand as always, we thank you for your support.