1984 Oakland Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record77–85 (.475)
Divisional place4th
Other information
Owner(s)Walter A. Haas, Jr.
General manager(s)Sandy Alderson
Manager(s)Steve Boros, Jackie Moore
Local televisionKBHK
(Bill King, Bill Rigney, Lon Simmons)
Local radioKSFO
(Bill King, Lon Simmons, Wayne Hagin)
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The Oakland Athletics' 1984 season involved the A's finishing 4th in the American League West with a record of 77 wins and 85 losses. While the A's struggled for a third consecutive season, they staged a major coup by drafting future superstar Mark McGwire with the tenth overall pick of the 1984 Major League Baseball Draft. The season also marked the end of Rickey Henderson's first (of four) stints with the Athletics. His second stint would begin in 1989.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Kansas City Royals 84 78 0.519 44–37 40–41
California Angels 81 81 0.500 3 37–44 44–37
Minnesota Twins 81 81 0.500 3 47–34 34–47
Oakland Athletics 77 85 0.475 7 44–37 33–48
Chicago White Sox 74 88 0.457 10 43–38 31–50
Seattle Mariners 74 88 0.457 10 42–39 32–49
Texas Rangers 69 92 0.429 14½ 34–46 35–46

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

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Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 6–7 8–4 7–5 7–6 7–6 5–7 7–6 5–7 5–8 6–6 9–3 9–3 4–9
Boston 7–6 9–3 7–5 10–3 7–6 3–9 9–4 6–6 7–6 7–5 4–8 5–7 5–8
California 4–8 3–9 8–5 8–4 4–8 6–7 8–4 4–9 8–4 7–6 9–4 5–8 7–5
Chicago 5–7 5–7 5–8 8–4 4–8 5–8 7–5 8–5 7–5 6–7 5–8 5–8 4–8
Cleveland 6–7 3–10 4–8 4–8 4–9 6–6 9–4 7–5 2–11 7–5 8–4 9–3 6–7–1
Detroit 6–7 6–7 8–4 8–4 9–4 7–5 11–2 9–3 7–6 9–3 6–6 10–2 8–5
Kansas City 7–5 9–3 7–6 8–5 6–6 5–7 6–6 6–7 5–7 5–8 9–4 6–7 5–7
Milwaukee 6–7 4–9 4–8 5–7 4–9 2–11 6–6 5–7 6–7 4–8 6–6 5–6 10–3
Minnesota 7–5 6–6 9–4 5–8 5–7 3–9 7–6 7–5 8–4 8–5 7–6 8–5 1–11
New York 8–5 6–7 4–8 5–7 11–2 6–7 7–5 7–6 4–8 8–4 7–5 6–6 8–5
Oakland 6–6 5–7 6–7 7–6 5–7 3–9 8–5 8–4 5–8 4–8 8–5 8–5 4–8
Seattle 3–9 8–4 4–9 8–5 4–8 6–6 4–9 6–6 6–7 5–7 5–8 10–3 5–7
Texas 3–9 7–5 8–5 8–5 3–9 2–10 7–6 6–5 5–8 6–6 5–8 3–10 6–6
Toronto 9–4 8–5 5–7 8–4 7–6–1 5–8 7–5 3–10 11–1 5–8 8–4 7–5 6–6


Notable transactions

Roster

1984 Oakland Athletics
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Mike Heath 140 475 118 .248 13 64
1B Bruce Bochte 148 469 124 .264 5 52
2B Joe Morgan 116 365 89 .244 6 43
SS Tony Phillips 154 451 120 .266 4 37
3B Carney Lansford 151 597 179 .300 14 74
LF Rickey Henderson 142 502 147 .293 16 58
CF Dwayne Murphy 153 559 143 .256 33 88
RF Mike Davis 134 382 88 .230 9 46
DH Dave Kingman 147 549 147 .268 35 118

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Davey Lopes 72 230 59 .257 9 36
Bill Almon 106 211 47 .223 7 16
Donnie Hill 73 174 40 .230 2 16
Jim Essian 63 136 32 .235 2 10
Mark Wagner 80 87 20 .230 0 12
Mickey Tettleton 33 76 20 .263 1 5
Jeff Burroughs 58 71 15 .211 2 8
Garry Hancock 51 60 13 .217 0 8
Steve Kiefer 23 40 7 .175 0 2
Dan Meyer 20 22 7 .318 0 4

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Ray Burris 34 211.2 13 10 3.15 93
Steve McCatty 33 179.2 8 14 4.76 63
Bill Krueger 26 142.0 10 10 4.75 61
Curt Young 20 108.2 9 4 4.06 41

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Lary Sorensen 46 183.1 6 13 4.91 63
Tim Conroy 38 93.0 1 6 5.23 69
Mike Warren 24 90.0 3 6 4.90 61
Chris Codiroli 28 89.1 6 4 5.84 44
Rick Langford 3 8.2 0 0 8.31 2

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Bill Caudill 68 9 7 36 2.71 89
Keith Atherton 57 7 6 2 4.33 58
Tom Burgmeier 17 3 0 2 2.35 8
Chuck Rainey 16 1 1 1 6.75 10
Jeff Jones 13 0 3 0 3.55 19
Dave Leiper 8 1 0 0 9.00 3
Gorman Heimueller 6 0 1 0 6.14 3
Jeff Bettendorf 3 0 0 1 4.66 5
Mike Torrez 2 0 0 0 27.00 2
Mark Wagner 1 0 0 0 0.00 1
Garry Hancock 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tacoma Tigers Pacific Coast League Ed Nottle
AA Albany-Colonie A's Eastern League Keith Lieppman
A Modesto A's California League George Mitterwald
A Madison Muskies Midwest League Brad Fischer
A-Short Season Medford A's Northwest League Dennis Rogers
Rookie Idaho Falls A's Pioneer League Jim Nettles

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Modesto

References

  1. ^ Joe Rudi page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Bill Caudill page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Joe Morgan page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Ray Burris page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Luis Polonia page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Félix José page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Jack Daugherty page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Tim Belcher page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.232, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  10. ^ Mark McGwire page at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Todd Burns page at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ "Chuck Hensley Stats".
  13. ^ a b Mike Torrez page at Baseball Reference