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1987 Oakland Athletics (MLB)

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W-L Record: 81-81 .500
Rank: 3rd in American League West
Run Differential: 806-789 + 17
Roster Continuity 71.59% 18/26
Manager(s): Tony La Russa
General Manager: Sandy Alderson
Location: Oakland, California
Ballpark: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Payroll: $ 0 1/26
Attendance: 1,678,921 20/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Lee Tinsley (#11) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

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

#1 Draft Picks

Reggie Jackson (#2), Johnnie LeMaster (#6), Mark McGwire (#10), Walt Weiss (#11)
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 1987 Oakland Athletics season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    47Joaquin AndujarP6-0180B-R341976Not draftedMLB--
    14Tony Bernazard2B5-9160B-R301979Not draftedMLB--
    32Greg CadaretP6-3230L-L251987OAK: 1983-11-267MLB--
    33Jose CansecoRF-LF6-4240R-R221985OAK: 1982-15-392MLB--
    37Bill CaudillP6-1210R-R301979SLN: 1974-8-181MLB--
    11Ron Cey3B5-9185R-R391971LAN: 1968-3-53MLB--
    23Chris CodiroliP6-1160R-R291982DET: 1978-1-11MLB--
    16Mike DavisOF6-3185L-L281980OAK: 1977-3-69MLB--
    41Storm DavisP6-4207R-R251982BAL: 1979-7-175MLB--
    43Dennis EckersleyP6-2190R-R321975CLE: 1972-3-50MLB--
    9Mike Gallego2B-SS5-8160R-R261985OAK: 1981-2-33MLB--
    3Alfredo GriffinSS5-11165B-R291976Not draftedMLB--
    30Moose HaasP6-0180R-R311976MIL: 1974-2-30MLB--
    31Brian HarperC6-2206R-R271979CAL: 1977-4-85MLB--
    24Steve HendersonOF6-2190R-R341977CIN: 1974-5-119MLB--
    40Rick HoneycuttP6-1190L-L331977PIT: 1976-17-405MLB--
    30Jay HowellP6-3220R-R311980CIN: 1976-31-668MLB--
    44Reggie JacksonOF6-0200L-L411967KC1: 1966-1-2MLB--
    28Stan JavierCF-RF6-0202B-R231984Not draftedMLB--
    32Bill KruegerP6-5210L-L291983Not draftedMLB--
    49Dennis LampP6-3200R-R341977CHN: 1971-3-64MLB--
    4Carney Lansford3B6-2195R-R301978CAL: 1975-3-49MLB--
    46Gary LavelleP6-1200B-L381974SFN: 1967-20-397MLB--
    52Dave LeiperP6-1160L-L251984OAK: 1982-1-22MLB--
    13Johnnie LeMasterSS6-2167R-R331975SFN: 1973-1-6MLB--
    25Mark McGwire1B6-5250R-R231986OAK: 1984-1-10MLB--
    21Dwayne MurphyOF6-1185L-R321978OAK: 1973-15-359MLB--
    19,40Gene NelsonP6-0174R-R261981TEX: 1978-30-690MLB--
    14,49Rob Nelson1B6-4215L-L231986ATL: 1983-1-19MLB--
    53Steve OntiverosP6-0190R-R261985OAK: 1982-2-54MLB--
    38Dave OttoP6-7210L-L221987OAK: 1985-2-39MLB--
    2Tony Phillips2B-LF5-10175B-R281982MON: 1978-1-10MLB--
    51Eric PlunkP6-6224R-R231986NYA: 1981-4-103MLB--
    22Luis PoloniaLF5-8152L-L221987UDFAMLB--
    27,38Jose RijoP6-3200R-R221984UDFAMLB--
    12,27Rick RodriguezP6-3190R-R261986OAK: 1981-2-41MLB--
    24Alejandro SanchezOF6-0185R-R281982Not draftedMLB--
    11Matt SinatroC5-9175R-R271981ATL: 1978-2-27MLB--
    36Terry SteinbachC6-1212R-R251986OAK: 1983-9-215MLB--
    34Dave StewartP6-2200R-R301978LAN: 1975-16-384MLB--
    6Mickey TettletonC6-2212B-R261984OAK: 1981-5-118MLB--
    57Dave Von OhlenP6-2200L-L281983NYN: 1976-17-397MLB--
    17Walt WeissSS6-0175B-R231987OAK: 1985-1-11MLB--
    7Jerry WillardC6-2195L-R271984Not draftedMLB--
    29Curt YoungP6-1180R-L271983OAK: 1981-4-92MLB--

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