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  • Best Season By An Oakland Athletic?

    2002 Tejada .308/.354/.508 34 HR 131 RBI 128 OPS+

    2001 Giambi*: .342/.477/.660 38 HR 120 RBI 198 OPS+

    1996 McGwire*: .312/.467/.730 52 HR 113 RBI 196 OPS+ (or 1989)

    1990 Henderson: .325/.439/.577 28 HR 65 SB 188 OPS+

    1969 Reggie: .275/.410/.608 47 HR 118 RBI 189 OPS+

    1932 Foxx: .364/.469/.749 58 HR 169 RBI 205 OPS+

    1930 Simmons: .381/.423/.708 36 HR 165 RBI 176 OPS+

    1914 Collins: .344/.452/.452 85 RBI 58 SB 176 OPS+

    1901 Lajoie: .426/.462/.643 14 HR 125 RBI 200 OPS+
    24
    Tejada*
    0.00%
    0
    Giambi*
    4.17%
    1
    McGwire*
    0.00%
    0
    Henderson
    16.67%
    4
    Jackson
    8.33%
    2
    Foxx
    58.33%
    14
    Simmons
    0.00%
    0
    Collins
    0.00%
    0
    Lajoie
    12.50%
    3

  • #2
    I was trying to think of a Kansas City Athletic that could join the group of Philly and Oakland types, just to balance things a bit.

    Probably the best of the KC A's was Norm Siebern's 1962 performance. Norm hit .308, 114 runs, 185 hits, 25 HR's, 117 RBI's, .412 on-base percentage and a .495 slugging average.

    Or Bob Cerv in 1958, who hit .305, 93 runs, 38 HR's, 104 RBI's and had a slugging average of .592

    Just to give KC a couple of candidates - the Athletic history in KC wasn't very colorful.......except for the uniforms.

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    • #3
      yeah those years were garbage to choose from

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      • #4
        From the pre-Oakland A's, I select the mighty Jimmie Foxx, who outhit Ruth, Gehrig & Simmons in '32 - though Ruth & Gehrig went on to win the pennant and, of course, the famous Series against the Cubs.

        Some claim that Foxx - known as the "Right-Handed Babe Ruth" - should have been awarded over 60 home runs in '32, instead of the 58 he officially earned. If not for new screens erected at a couple of parks, he may have hit 66 or more homers. 58 is enough, though, for me to select his 1932 year as the best of all the above.

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        • #5
          First off, McGwire, Giambi & Tejada don't deserve consideration, in my opinion, just asterisks.

          It's a toss up between Simmons & Foxx. I'll take Foxx.

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          • #6
            statistically Giambi is the 2nd best on here

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            • #7
              --Half these guys weren't Oakland A's and half the others were roided up so that cuts the field down pretty quick.

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              • #8
                The thread says "best season by an Oakland Athletic". Many of the ones listed were on the Philadelphia A's and not the Oakland Athletics, so they should be ineligible. As a result, I'd pick Reggie Jackson since Big Mac, Tejada and Giambi had steroid suspicions, making it hard to accurately evaluate their stats.

                If the thread were just about the Athletics and not restricted to Oakland, I think Foxx and Reggie are very close. I'd probably give the slight nod to the Beast.

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                • #9
                  My vote's for Henderson...one of the best all-around season's in the past 20 years.

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                  • #10
                    This really comes down 1969 Reggie Jackson vs 1990 Rickey Henderson putting Giambi's PED enhanced 2000 season aside.

                    Code:
                    ........G    PA  1B  2B  3B  HR  RBI   R   BB   K   SB   CS  BA   OBP  SLG  OPS+
                    Reggie 152  677  65  36   3  47  118  123 114  142  14   4  .275 .410 .608  189
                    Rickey 136  594  95  33   3  28  61   119  97   60  60  10  .325 .439 .577  188
                    It's a tough one for me. I really like Rickey's overall dominance. Also, he could alter a game in ways not captured in stats. He was a brilliant baserunner. But I"ll give it to Reggie because he had more power and played in 16 more games. Plus that .410 OBP with 47 HRs is pretty hard to beat. From what I've read here at BBF Reggie was a good baserunner and defensive player at this stage of his career.
                    Last edited by Honus Wagner Rules; 05-05-2008, 11:16 AM.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
                      This really comes down 1969 Reggie Jackson vs 1990 Rickey Henderson putting Giambi's PED enhanced 2000 season aside.

                      Code:
                      ........G    PA  1B  2B  3B  HR  RBI   R   BB   K   SB   CS  BA   OBP  SLG  OPS+
                      Reggie 152  677  65  36   3  47  118  123 114  142  14   4  .275 .410 .608  189
                      Rickey 136  594  95  33   3  28  61   119  97   60  60  10  .325 .439 .577  188
                      It's a tough one for me. I really like Rickey's overall dominance. Also, he could alter a game in ways not captured in stats. He was a brilliant baserunner. But I"ll give it to Reggie because he had more power and played in 16 more games. Plus that .410 OBP with 47 HRs is pretty hard to beat. From what I've read here at BBF Reggie was a good baserunner and defensive player at this stage of his career.
                      Reggie was an excellent baserunner especially in Oakland. By the time he got to the Yankees he had lost a step, but was still an average runner his entire career. I'll still give the slight edge to Rickey though.
                      Originally posted by Cougar
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                      • #12
                        Gotta be Foxx. That season sounds really good.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by stejay View Post
                          Gotta be Foxx. That season sounds really good.
                          Foxx never played for the Oakland A's.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by CTaka View Post
                            The thread says "best season by an Oakland Athletic".
                            That's the way I read it and how I voted. So I chose Giambi in 2001. Otherwise Iwould have went with LaJoie in 1901.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by CTaka View Post
                              The thread says "best season by an Oakland Athletic". Many of the ones listed were on the Philadelphia A's and not the Oakland Athletics, so they should be ineligible. As a result, I'd pick Reggie Jackson since Big Mac, Tejada and Giambi had steroid suspicions, making it hard to accurately evaluate their stats.

                              If the thread were just about the Athletics and not restricted to Oakland, I think Foxx and Reggie are very close. I'd probably give the slight nod to the Beast.
                              if i didn't want to include Philly a's i wouldn't have put them on the list

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