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1989 Oakland Athletics season

1989 Oakland Athletics
World Series Champions
American League Champions
AL Western Division Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Oakland, California (since 1968)
  • Results
    Record 99–63 (.611)
    Other information
    Owner(s) Walter A. Haas, Jr.
    General manager(s) Sandy Alderson
    Manager(s) Tony LaRussa
    Local television KPIX/KICU-TV
    (Monte Moore, Ray Fosse)
    Local radio KSFO
    (Bill King, Lon Simmons, Ray Fosse)
    KNTA
    (Amaury Pi-Gonzalez, Evilio Mendoza)
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    The 1989 Oakland Athletics season saw the A's finish in first place in the American League West division, with a record of 99 wins and 63 losses, seven games in front of the Kansas City Royals. It was their second consecutive AL West title, as well as the second straight year in which they finished with the best record in all of baseball. The team defeated the Toronto Blue Jays in five games in the ALCS, then swept their cross-Bay rivals, the San Francisco Giants, in an earthquake-marred World Series.

    Offseason

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    • November 28, 1988: Mike Moore signs as a free agent with the Oakland Athletics.
    • November 30, 1988: Billy Beane was signed as a Free Agent with the Oakland Athletics.[1]

    Regular season

    • Ken Griffey, Jr. made his major league baseball debut on April 3, 1989, in a game against the Oakland Athletics.[2]
    • On August 22, 1989, Nolan Ryan struck out Rickey Henderson for the 5,000th strikeout in his career.[3]

    Season standings

    AL West W L Pct. GB
    Oakland Athletics 99 63 .611 --
    Kansas City Royals 92 70 .568 7
    California Angels 91 71 .562 8
    Texas Rangers 83 79 .512 16
    Minnesota Twins 80 82 .494 19
    Seattle Mariners 73 89 .451 26
    Chicago White Sox 69 92 .429 29½

    Notable transactions

    • April 6, 1989: Troy Afenir was traded by the Houston Astros to the Oakland Athletics for Matt Sinatro.[4]
    • April 6, 1989: Mike Norris was signed as a Free Agent with the Oakland Athletics.[5]
    • May 27, 1989: Jamie Quirk was signed as a Free Agent with the Oakland Athletics.[6]
    • June 5, 1989: Mike Mohler was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 42nd round of the 1989 amateur draft. Player signed August 18, 1989.[7]
    • June 21, 1989: Rickey Henderson was traded by the New York Yankees to the Oakland Athletics for Greg Cadaret, Eric Plunk, and Luis Polonia.
    • July 24, 1989: Jamie Quirk was released by the Oakland Athletics.[6]
    • July 31, 1989: Glenn Hubbard was released by the Oakland Athletics.[8]
    • August 30, 1989: Ken Phelps was traded by the New York Yankees to the Oakland Athletics for Scott Holcomb (minors).

    Roster

    1989 Oakland Athletics
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    Manager

    Coaches

    Game log

    1989 game log

    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 Terry Steinbach 130 454 124 .273 7 42
    1B Mark McGwire 143 490 113 .231 33 95
    2B Tony Phillips 143 451 118 .262 4 47
    3B Carney Lansford 148 551 185 .336 2 52
    SS Mike Gallego 133 357 90 .252 3 30
    LF Rickey Henderson 85 306 90 .294 9 35
    CF Dave Henderson 152 579 145 .250 15 80
    RF Stan Javier 112 310 77 .248 1 28
    DH Dave Parker 144 553 146 .264 22 97

    Other batters

    Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    Billy Beane 37 79 19 .241 0 11
    José Canseco 65 227 61 .269 17 57
    Glenn Hubbard 53 131 26 .198 3 12
    Ken Phelps 11 9 1 .111 0 0

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Mike Moore 35 241⅔ 19 11 2.61 172
    Bob Welch 33 209⅔ 17 8 3.00 137
    Dave Stewart 36 257⅔ 21 9 3.32 155
    Curt Young 25 111 5 9 3.73 55
    Storm Davis 31 169⅓ 19 7 4.36 91

    Other pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA

    Relief pitchers

    Player G W L SV ERA SO
    Dennis Eckersley 51 4 0 33 1.56 55
    Todd Burns 50 6 5 8 2.24 49
    Greg Cadaret 26 0 0 0 2.28 14
    Rick Honeycutt 64 2 2 12 2.35 52
    Gene Nelson 50 3 5 3 3.26 70

    ALCS

    Game 1

    October 3, 1989, at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Toronto 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 1
    Oakland 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 2 X 7 11 0
    W: Dave Stewart (1-0)   L: Dave Stieb (0-1)  
    HR: TORErnie Whitt (1)   OAKDave Henderson (1), Mark McGwire (1)

    Game 2

    October 4, 1989, at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Toronto 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 5 1
    Oakland 0 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 X 6 9 1
    W: Mike Moore (1-0)   L: Todd Stottlemyre (0-1)   S: Dennis Eckersley (1)   
    HR: OAKDave Parker (1)

    Game 3

    October 6, 1989, at SkyDome

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Oakland 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 1
    Toronto 0 0 0 4 0 0 3 0 X 7 8 0
    W: Jimmy Key (1-0)   L: Storm Davis (0-1)   
    HR: OAKDave Parker (2)

    Game 4

    October 7, 1989, at SkyDome

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Oakland 0 0 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 6 11 1
    Toronto 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 5 13 0
    W: Bob Welch (1-0)   L: Mike Flanagan (0-1)   S: Dennis Eckersley (2)   
    HR: OAKRickey Henderson 2 (2), José Canseco (1)

    Game 5

    October 8, 1989, at SkyDome

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Oakland 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 4 0
    Toronto 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 9 0
    W: Dave Stewart (2-0)   L: Dave Stieb (0-2)   S: Dennis Eckersley (3)   
    HR: TORLloyd Moseby (1), George Bell (1)

    World series

    Main article: 1989 World Series
    AL Oakland Athletics (4) vs. NL San Francisco Giants (0)
    Game Score Date Location Attendance Time of game
    1 Giants – 0, A's – 5 October 14 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (Oakland) 49,385 2:45
    2 Giants – 1, A's – 5 October 15 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (Oakland) 49,388 2:47
    3 A's – 13, Giants – 7 October 27 Candlestick Park (San Francisco) 62,038 3:03
    4 A's – 9, Giants – 6 October 28 Candlestick Park (San Francisco) 62,032 3:07

    Awards and honors

    • Rickey Henderson, ALCS Most Valuable Player
    • Dave Stewart, World Series MVP

    All-Star Game

    • Dave Stewart, Pitcher
    • Terry Steinbach, Catcher, Starter
    • Mark McGwire, First Base, Starter
    • José Canseco, Outfield, Reserve
    • Mike Moore, Pitcher, Reserve
    • Tony LaRussa, Manager

    Team leaders

    • Games – Dave Henderson (152)
    • At-Bats – Dave Henderson (579)
    • Runs – Carney Lansford (81)
    • Hits – Carney Lansford (185)
    • Doubles – Carney Lansford (28)
    • Triples – Tony Phillips (6)
    • Home Runs – Mark McGwire (33)
    • Runs Batted In – Dave Parker
    • Walks – Mark McGwire (83)
    • Batting Average – Carney Lansford (.336)
    • On Base Percentage – Rickey Henderson (.425)
    • Slugging Average – José Canseco (.542)
    • Stolen Bases – Rickey Henderson (52)
    • Wins – Dave Stewart (21)
    • Innings Pitched – Dave Stewart (257.7)
    • Earned Run Average – Dennis Eckersley (1.56)
    • Strikeouts – Mike Moore (172)

    Farm system

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    References

    Notes

    1. ^ Billy Beane Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
    2. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/g/griffke02.shtml
    3. ^ The Nolan Ryan Express | The Strikeout King | smackbomb.com/nolanryan
    4. ^ Troy Afenir Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
    5. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/n/norrimi01.shtml
    6. ^ a b Jamie Quirk Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
    7. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/m/mohlemi01.shtml
    8. ^ Glenn Hubbard Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com

    Sources

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