1984 Oakland Athletics season

1984 Oakland Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 77–85 (.475)
Other information
Owner(s) Walter A. Haas, Jr.
General manager(s) Sandy Alderson
Manager(s) Steve Boros, Jackie Moore
Local television KBHK
(Bill King, Bill Rigney, Lon Simmons)
Local radio KSFO
(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

  • August 19, 1984: In a game against the Athletics, Cliff Johnson of the Toronto Blue Jays hit the 19th pinch home run of his career, breaking Jerry Lynch's mark of 18.[9]

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Kansas City Royals 8478 0.519 44–37 40–41
California Angels 8181 0.500 3 37–44 44–37
Minnesota Twins 8181 0.500 3 47–34 34–47
Oakland Athletics 7785 0.475 7 44–37 33–48
Chicago White Sox 7488 0.457 10 43–38 31–50
Seattle Mariners 7488 0.457 10 42–39 32–49
Texas Rangers 6992 0.429 14½ 34–46 35–46

Record vs. opponents

1984 American League Records

Sources:

Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 6–78–47–57–67–65–77–65–75–86–69–39–34–9
Boston 7–69–37–510–37–63–99–46–67–67–54–85–75–8
California 4–83–98–58–44–86–78–44–98–47–69–45–87–5
Chicago 5–75–75–88–44–85–87–58–57–56–75–85–84–8
Cleveland 6–73–104–84–84–96–69–47–52–117–58–49–36–7–1
Detroit 6–76–78–48–49–47–511–29–37–69–36–610–28–5
Kansas City 7–59–37–68–56–65–76–66–75–75–89–46–75–7
Milwaukee 6–74–94–85–74–92–116–65–76–74–86–65–610–3
Minnesota 7–56–69–45–85–73–97–67–58–48–57–68–51–11
New York 8–56–74–85–711–26–77–57–64–88–47–56–68–5
Oakland 6–65–76–77–65–73–98–58–45–84–88–58–54–8
Seattle 3–98–44–98–54–86–64–96–66–75–75–810–35–7
Texas 3–97–58–58–53–92–107–66–55–86–65–83–106–6
Toronto 9–48–55–78–47–6–15–87–53–1011–15–88–47–56–6

Notable transactions

  • June 4, 1984: 1984 Major League Baseball Draft
    • Mark McGwire was drafted by the Athletics in the 1st round (10th pick). Player signed July 20, 1984.[10]
    • Todd Burns was drafted by the Athletics in the 7th round.[11]
  • June 9, 1984: Chuck Hensley was purchased by the Milwaukee Brewers from the Oakland Athletics.[12]
  • July 3, 1984: Mike Torrez was signed as a free agent by the Athletics.[13]
  • August 9, 1984: Mike Torrez was released by the Athletics.[13]

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
2BJoe Morgan11636589.244643

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
Mark Wagner808720.230012
Garry Hancock516013.21708
Steve Kiefer23407.17502

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 Burris34211.213103.1593

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 Sorensen46183.16134.9163

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 Caudill6897362.7189
Keith Atherton577624.3358
Tom Burgmeier173022.358
Chuck Rainey161116.7510
Gorman Heimueller60106.143
Jeff Bettendorf30014.665
Mike Torrez200027.002
Mark Wagner10000.001
Garry Hancock10000.000

Farm system

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

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