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1987 Oakland Athletics season

1987 Oakland Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Oakland, California (since 1968)
  • Results
    Record 81–81 (.500)
    Other information
    Owner(s) Walter A. Haas, Jr.
    Manager(s) Tony LaRussa
    Local television KPIX
    (Bill King, Lon Simmons, Ray Fosse)
    Local radio KSFO
    (Bill King, Lon Simmons, Ted Robinson, Joe Fonzi)
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    The Oakland Athletics' 1987 season involved the A's finishing 3rd in the American League West with a record of 81 wins and 81 losses. Mark McGwire set a rookie record by hitting 49 home runs.[1] At the beginning of the season, the word "Athletics" returned, in script lettering, to the front of the team's jerseys. Former A’s owner, Charles O. Finley banned the word "Athletics" from the club's name in the past because he felt that name was too closely associated with former Philadelphia Athletics owner Connie Mack. In his first full Major League season, Mark McGwire hit 49 home runs, a single-season record for a rookie; he was named the American League Rookie of the Year. McGwire would be the first American League rookie since Al Rosen of the Cleveland Indians in 1950 to lead the American League in home runs.[2] The 1987 season also saw the return of Reggie Jackson to Oakland.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Season standings

    AL West W L Pct. GB
    Minnesota Twins 85 77 .525 --
    Kansas City Royals 83 79 .512 2
    Oakland Athletics 81 81 .500 4
    Seattle Mariners 78 84 .481 7
    Chicago White Sox 77 85 .475 8
    Texas Rangers 75 87 .463 10
    California Angels 75 87 .463 10

    Opening Day starters

    • Jose Canseco
    • Mike Davis
    • Alfredo Griffin
    • Reggie Jackson
    • Carney Lansford
    • Mark McGwire
    • Dwayne Murphy
    • Tony Phillips
    • Dave Stewart
    • Mickey Tettleton[8]

    Notable transactions

    Draft picks

    All-Star Game

    The 1987 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 58th playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was held on July 14, 1987 at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California, the home of the Oakland Athletics of the American League. The game resulted in the National League defeating the American League 2-0 in 13 innings. Montreal Expos outfielder Tim Raines was named the Most Valuable Player.

    Roster

    1987 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 R H Avg. HR RBI SB
    C Terry Steinbach 122 391 66 111 .284 16 56 1
    1B Mark McGwire 151 557 97 161 .289 49 118 1
    2B Tony Phillips 111 379 48 91 .240 10 46 7
    3B Carney Lansford 151 554 89 160 .289 19 76 27
    SS Alfredo Griffin 144 494 69 130 .263 3 60 26
    LF José Canseco 159 630 81 162 .257 31 113 15
    CF Dwayne Murphy 82 219 39 51 .233 8 35 4
    RF Mike Davis 139 494 69 131 .265 22 72 19
    DH Reggie Jackson 115 336 42 74 .220 15 43 2
    [19]

    Other batters

    Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
    Luis Polonia 125 435 78 125 .287 4 49 29
    Tony Bernazard 61 214 34 57 .266 3 19 4
    Mickey Tettleton 82 211 19 41 .194 8 26 1
    Stan Javier 81 151 22 28 .185 2 9 3
    Mike Gallego 72 124 18 31 .250 2 14 0
    Steve Henderson 46 114 14 33 .289 3 9 0
    Ron Cey 45 104 12 23 .221 4 11 0
    Walt Weiss 16 26 3 12 .462 0 1 1
    Johnnie LeMaster 20 24 3 2 .083 0 1 0
    Rob Nelson 7 24 1 4 .167 0 0 0
    Brian Harper 11 17 1 4 .235 0 3 0
    Jerry Willard 7 6 1 1 .167 0 0 0
    Alejandro Sánchez 2 3 0 0 .000 0 0 0
    Matt Sinatro 6 3 0 0 .000 0 0 0

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA CG SO
    Dave Stewart 37 261.3 20 13 3.68 8 205
    Curt Young 31 203.0 13 7 4.08 6 124
    José Rijo 21 82.3 2 7 5.90 1 67
    Joaquín Andújar 13 60.7 3 5 6.08 1 32
    Moose Haas 9 40.7 2 2 5.75 0 13
    Storm Davis 5 30.3 1 1 3.26 0 28
    Chris Codiroli 3 11.3 0 2 8.74 0 4
    [19]

    Other pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Steve Ontiveros 35 150.7 10 8 4.00 97
    Eric Plunk 32 95.0 4 6 4.74 90
    Rick Honeycutt 7 23.7 1 4 5.32 10

    Relief pitchers

    Player G IP W L SV ERA SO
    Dennis Eckersley 54 115.7 6 8 16 3.03 113
    Nelson, GeneGene Nelson 54 123.7 6 5 3 3.93 94
    Dave Leiper 45 52.3 2 1 1 3.78 33
    Jay Howell 36 44.3 3 4 16 5.89 35
    Dennis Lamp 36 56.7 1 3 0 5.08 36
    Greg Cadaret 29 39.7 6 2 0 4.54 30
    Rick Rodriguez 15 24.3 1 0 0 2.96 9
    Bill Caudill 6 8.0 0 0 1 9.00 8
    Dave Otto 3 6.0 0 0 0 9.00 3
    Dave Von Ohlen 4 6.0 0 0 0 7.50 3
    Bill Krueger 9 5.7 0 3 0 9.53 2
    Gary Lavelle 6 4.3 0 0 0 8.31 6

    Awards and records

    • Mark McGwire, American League Rookie of the Year
    • Mark McGwire, Rookie Record, Most Home Runs in One Season (49)

    1987 MLB All-Star Game

    • Mark McGwire, First Base

    McGwire’s rookie record 49 home runs

    Home Run Game Date Inning Location Opposing Pitcher Team
    1 4 October 4, 1987 7th Oakland Donnie Moore[20] Angels
    2 15 04-21-1987 4th Oakland Urbano Lugo[21] Angels
    3 18 04-25-1987 3rd Oakland Scott Bankhead[22] Mariners
    4 22 04-29-1987 2nd Oakland Ted Higuera[23] Brewers
    5 24 January 5, 1987 3rd Oakland Walt Terrell[24] Tigers
    6 29 August 5, 1987 4th Detroit Frank Tanana[25] Tigers
    7 29 August 5, 1987 8th Detroit Frank Tanana[25] Tigers
    8 30 September 5, 1987 6th Detroit Eric King[26] Tigers
    9 31 October 5, 1987 2nd Detroit Jack Morris[27] Tigers
    10 31 October 5, 1987 4th Detroit Jack Morris[27] Tigers
    11 35 05-16-1987 1st Oakland Jimmy Key[28] Blue Jays
    12 37 05-18-1987 7th Oakland Tim Stoddard[29] Yankees
    13 38 05-19-1987 3rd Oakland Dennis Rasmussen[30] Yankees
    14 39 05-20-1987 2nd Oakland Charles Hudson[31] Yankees
    15 41 05-23-1987 2nd Oakland Mike Boddicker[32] Orioles
    16 42 05-24-1987 2nd Oakland Jeff Ballard[33] Orioles
    17 44 05-27-1987 4th Toronto Joe Johnson[34] Blue Jays
    18 48 05-31-1987 2nd New York Tommy John[35] Yankees
    19 48 05-31-1987 7th New York Tommy John[35] Yankees
    20 59 06-13-1987 4th Arlington Stadium Ed Correa[36] Rangers
    21 61 06-15-1987 4th Kansas City Charlie Leibrandt [37] Royals
    22 66 06-21-1987 8th Oakland Jose Guzman[38] Rangers
    23 72 06-27-1987 1st Cleveland Ken Schrom[39] Indians
    24 72 06-27-1987 5th Cleveland Ed Vande Berg[39] Indians
    25 72 06-27-1987 9th Cleveland Scott Bailes[39] Indians
    26 73 06-28-1987 4th Cleveland Tom Candiotti[40] Indians
    27 73 06-28-1987 7th Cleveland Tom Candiotti[40] Indians
    28 75 06-30-1987 1st Chicago Scott Nielsen[41] White Sox
    29 79 April 7, 1987 5th Boston Bruce Hurst[42] Red Sox
    30 80 May 7, 1987 4th Boston Oil Can Boyd[43] Red Sox
    31 83 August 7, 1987 6th Oakland Jeff Robinson[44] Tigers
    32 86 November 7, 1987 2nd Oakland Bill Wegman[45] Brewers
    33 86 November 7, 1987 8th Oakland Dan Plesac[45] Brewers
    34 89 07-17-1987 10th Boston Calvin Schiraldi[46] Red Sox
    35 93 07-21-1987 10th Detroit Eric King[47] Tigers
    36 94 07-22-1987 8th Detroit Mark Thurmond[48] Tigers
    37 101 07-29-1987 4th Oakland Don Sutton[49] Angels
    38 113 November 8, 1987 7th Seattle Mike Moore[50] Mariners
    39 115 08-14-1987 6th Anaheim Don Sutton[51] Angels
    40 129 08-29-1987 10th Toronto Mark Eichhorn[52] Blue Jays
    41 134 April 9, 1987 5th Baltimore Mike Boddicker [53] Orioles
    42 136 June 9, 1987 2nd Baltimore Jon Habyan[54] Orioles
    43 142 December 9, 1987 2nd Oakland Charlie Leibrandt[55] Royals
    44 145 09-15-1987 4th Arlington Stadium Greg Harris[56] Rangers
    45 145 09-15-1987 6th Arlington Stadium Greg Harris[56] Rangers
    46 148 09-19-1987 1st Kansas City Melido Perez[57] Royals
    47 153 09-24-1987 9th Oakland Scott Bannister[58] White Sox
    48 154 09-25-1987 9th Oakland Bobby Thigpen[59] White Sox
    49 157 09-29-1987 1st Oakland John Farrell[60] Indians

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    References

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    9. ^ Dennis Eckersley page at Baseball Reference
    10. ^ Dennis Lamp page at Baseball Reference
    11. ^ Bill Caudill page at Baseball Reference
    12. ^ Brian Harper page at Baseball Reference
    13. ^ Bill Mooneyham page at Baseball Reference
    14. ^ Tim Belcher page at Baseball Reference
    15. ^ Rob Nelson page at Baseball Reference
    16. ^ Gary Lavelle page at Baseball Reference
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