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1985 Oakland Athletics season

1985 Oakland Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Oakland, California (since 1968)
  • Results
    Record 77–85 (.475)
    Other information
    Owner(s) Walter A. Haas, Jr.
    Manager(s) Jackie Moore
    Local television KPIX
    (Bill King, Lon Simmons, Monte Moore)
    Local radio KSFO
    (Bill King, Lon Simmons, Ted Robinson)
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    File:1985 Mother's Cookies - Oakland Coliseum.JPG
    The A's hosting a game at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in 1985.

    The Oakland Athletics' 1985 season involved the A's finishing 4th in the American League West with a record of 77 wins and 85 losses. While the Athletics' on-field performance continued to disappoint, the debut of slugger Jose Canseco gave fans a measure of hope.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    • September 22, 1985: José Canseco became the 27th player to hit a Home Run over the roof of Comiskey Park.

    Season standings

    AL West Wins Losses Win % GB
    Kansas City Royals   91   71 .562    --
    California Angels   90   72 .556   1.0
    Chicago White Sox   85   77 .525   6.0
    Minnesota Twins   77   85 .475 14.0
    Oakland Athletics   77   85 .475 14.0
    Seattle Mariners   74   88 .457 17.0
    Texas Rangers   62   99 .385 28.5

    Transactions

    • April 15, 1985: Bob Owchinko was signed as a Free Agent with the Oakland Athletics.[6]
    • April 26, 1985: Bill Mooneyham was signed as a free agent by the Athletics.[7]
    • July 12, 1985: Tommy John was signed as a free agent by the Athletics.[8]
    • July 17, 1985: Bob Owchinko was purchased by the Chicago White Sox from the Oakland Athletics.[6]
    • September 10, 1985: Don Sutton was traded by the Athletics to the California Angels for players to be named later. The Angels completed the deal by sending Robert Sharpnack (minors) and Jerome Nelson (minors) to the Athletics on September 25.[3]

    Draft Picks

    Roster

    1985 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

    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
    Baker, DustyDusty Baker 111 343 92 .268 14 52
    Canseco, JoséJosé Canseco 29 96 29 .302 5 13
    Kiefer, SteveSteve Kiefer 40 66 13 .197 1 10

    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
    Rijo, JoséJosé Rijo 12 63.2 6 4 3.53 65

    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

    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
    Howell, JayJay Howell 63 9 8 29 2.85 68
    Atherton, KeithKeith Atherton 56 4 7 3 4.30 77
    Kaiser, JeffJeff Kaiser 15 0 0 0 14.58 10

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager

    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Huntsville

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