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1977 Oakland Athletics season

1977 Oakland Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Oakland, California (since 1968)
  • Results
    Record 63–98 (.391)
    Other information
    Owner(s) Charles O. Finley
    Manager(s) Jack McKeon and Bobby Winkles
    Local television KPIX-TV
    Local radio KNBR
    (Monte Moore, Bob Waller)
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    The 1977 Oakland Athletics season was a season in American baseball. The team finished 7th in the American League West with a record of 63 wins and 98 losses. Paid attendance for the season was 495,578, one of the worst attendance figures for the franchise during the 1970s.[1]

    Offseason

    Regular season

    After the 1976 season, most of the Athletics’ veteran players who had become eligible for free agency left. In 1977, only three years after winning the World Series, the A's finished with the worst record in the American League West, behind even the expansion Seattle Mariners (though by only 1/2 game, as one game with the Minnesota Twins was canceled by weather and never made up).

    On June 10, Jack McKeon was fired as manager and replaced by former Arizona State University coach Bobby Winkles.[11]

    After the season, owner Charlie Finley attempted to trade Vida Blue to the Cincinnati Reds for a player of lesser stature and cash, but Commissioner Bowie Kuhn vetoed the deal. The commissioner claimed that it was tantamount to the sale of the star pitcher to the New York Yankees that the commissioner voided in 1976. The commissioner claimed that adding Blue to the Reds' already formidable pitching staff would make a mockery of the National League West race. Instead, Blue was traded across the bay to the San Francisco Giants in a multi-player trade that received the Commissioner's blessing.

    Proposed sale

    Kuhn and other owners thought that the Athletics relocating would alleviate baseball’s problems in the Bay Area regarding poor attendance. Kuhn attempted to get an ownership group to purchase the Athletics and relocate to Washington, D.C., with the intention of moving them to the National League.[11]

    Season standings

    AL West W L GB Pct.
    Kansas City Royals 102 60 -- .630
    Texas Rangers 94 68 8 .580
    Chicago White Sox 90 72 12 .556
    Minnesota Twins 84 77 17.5 .522
    California Angels 74 88 28 .457
    Seattle Mariners 64 98 38 .395
    Oakland Athletics 63 98 38.5 .391


    Opening Day lineup

    1. Billy North, CF
    2. Rodney Scott, 2B
    3. Mitchell Page. LF
    4. Dick Allen, 1B
    5. Manny Sanguillén, C
    6. Wayne Gross, 3B
    7. Earl Williams, DH
    8. Tony Armas, RF
    9. Rob Picciolo, SS

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1977 Oakland Athletics
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    = Indicates team leader

    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 Sanguillén, MannyManny Sanguillén 152 571 157 .275 6 58
    1B Allen, DickDick Allen 54 171 41 .240 5 31
    2B Perez, MartyMarty Perez 115 373 86 .231 2 23
    3B Gross, WayneWayne Gross 146 485 113 .233 22 63
    SS Picciolo, RobRob Picciolo 148 419 84 .200 2 22
    LF Page, MitchellMitchell Page 145 501 154 .307 21 75
    CF Armas, TonyTony Armas 118 363 87 .240 13 53
    RF Tyrone, JimJim Tyrone 96 294 72 .245 5 26
    DH Williams, EarlEarl Williams 100 348 84 .241 13 38

    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
    Scott, RodneyRodney Scott 133 364 95 .261 0 20
    Jorgensen, MikeMike Jorgensen 66 203 50 .246 8 32
    McKinney, RichRich McKinney 86 198 35 .177 6 21
    North, BillyBilly North 56 184 48 .261 1 9
    Murray, LarryLarry Murray 90 162 29 .179 1 9
    Newman, JeffJeff Newman 94 162 36 .222 4 15
    Tabb, JerryJerry Tabb 51 144 32 .222 6 19
    Crawford, WillieWillie Crawford 59 136 25 .184 1 16
    Mallory, SheldonSheldon Mallory 64 126 27 .214 0 5
    Hosley, TimTim Hosley 39 78 15 .192 1 10
    Alexander, MattMatt Alexander 90 42 10 .238 0 2
    Lintz, LarryLarry Lintz 41 30 4 .133 0 0
    Williams, MarkMark Williams 3 2 0 .000 0 1

    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
    Blue, VidaVida Blue 38 279.2 14 19 3.83 157
    Langford, RickRick Langford 37 208.1 8 19 4.02 141
    Medich, DocDoc Medich 26 147.2 10 6 4.69 74
    Norris, MikeMike Norris 16 77.1 2 7 4.77 35
    Keough, MattMatt Keough 7 42.2 1 3 4.85 23
    Ellis, DockDock Ellis 7 26 1 5 9.69 11
    Torrez, MikeMike Torrez 4 26.1 3 1 4.44 12

    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
    Coleman, JoeJoe Coleman 43 127.2 4 4 2.96 55
    Torrealba, PabloPablo Torrealba 41 116.2 4 6 2.62 51
    Umbarger, JimJim Umbarger 12 44 1 5 6.55 24
    Bahnsen, StanStan Bahnsen 11 22 1 2 6.14 21
    Mitchell, PaulPaul Mitchell 5 13.2 0 3 10.54 5
    McCatty, SteveSteve McCatty 4 14.1 0 0 5.02 9
    Mitchell, CraigCraig Mitchell 3 5.2 0 1 7.94 1

    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
    Bair, DougDoug Bair 45 4 6 8 3.46 68
    Lacey, BobBob Lacey 64 6 8 7 3.03 69
    Giusti, DaveDave Giusti 40 3 3 6 2.98 28
    Dunning, SteveSteve Dunning 6 1 0 0 3.93 4
    Newman, JeffJeff Newman 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

    Awards and honors

    All-Stars

    Farm system

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    References

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