1986 Oakland Athletics season

1986 Oakland Athletics
Major League affiliations
Record 76–86 (.469)
Other information
Owner(s) Walter A. Haas, Jr.
General manager(s) Sandy Alderson
Manager(s) Jackie Moore, Jeff Newman, Tony La Russa
Local television KPIX
(Bill King, Lon Simmons, Ray Fosse)
Local radio KSFO
(Bill King, Lon Simmons, Ted Robinson)
(Amaury Pi-Gonzalez, Julio Gonzalez)
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The Oakland Athletics' 1986 season was a season in American baseball. It involved the A's finishing 3rd in the American League West with a record of 76 wins and 86 losses.


Regular season

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
California Angels 9270 0.568 50–32 42–38
Texas Rangers 8775 0.537 5 51–30 36–45
Kansas City Royals 7686 0.469 16 45–36 31–50
Oakland Athletics 7686 0.469 16 47–36 29–50
Chicago White Sox 7290 0.444 20 41–40 31–50
Minnesota Twins 7191 0.438 21 43–38 28–53
Seattle Mariners 6795 0.414 25 41–41 26–54

Record vs. opponents

1986 American League Records

Baltimore 4–96–69–34–91–126–66–78–45–85–76–65–78–5
Boston 9–45–77–510–37–66–66–610–25–87–58–48–47–6
California 6–67–57–66–67–58–55–77–67–510–38–58–56–6
Chicago 3–95–76–75–76–67–65–76–76–67–68–52–116–6
Cleveland 9–43–106–67–54–98–48–56–65–810–29–36–63–10–1
Detroit 12–16–75–76–69–45–78–57–56–76–66–67–54–9
Kansas City 6–66–65–86–74–87–56–66–74–88–55–88–55–7
Milwaukee 7–66–67–57–55–85–86–64–88–55–76–64–87–6
Minnesota 4–82–106–77–66–65–77–68–44–86–76–76–74–8
New York 8–58–55–76–68–57–68–45–88–45–78–47–57–6
Oakland 7–55–73–106–72–106–65–87–57–67–510–33–108–4
Seattle 6–64–85–85–83–96–68–56–67–64–83–104–96–6
Texas 7–54–85–811–26–65–75–88–47–65–710–39–45–7
Toronto 5–86–76–66–610–3–19–47–56–78–46–74–86–67–5

Notable transactions

  • April 4, 1986: Jerry Willard was signed as a free agent by the Athletics.[7]
  • May 20, 1986: Keith Atherton was traded by the Oakland Athletics to the Minnesota Twins for a player to be named later and cash. The Minnesota Twins sent Eric Broersma (minors) (May 23, 1986) to the Oakland Athletics to complete the trade.[8]
  • May 23, 1986: Dave Stewart was signed as a Free Agent with the Oakland Athletics.[9]
  • June 1, 1986: Dave Von Ohlen was purchased by the Athletics from the Miami Marlins.[10]
  • July 10, 1986: Mike Bordick was signed by the Athletics as an amateur free agent.[11]
  • July 10, 1986: Ozzie Canseco was signed as a free agent by the Oakland Athletics.[12]
  • July 18, 1986: Rick Langford was released by the Athletics.[13]

Draft picks


1986 Oakland Athletics
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Player stats


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
CMickey Tettleton9021143.2041035
1BBruce Bochte125407104.256643
2BTony Phillips118441113.256552
3BCarney Lansford151591168.2841972
SSAlfredo Griffin162594169.285451
LFJosé Canseco157600144.24033117
CFDwayne Murphy9832983.252939
RFMike Davis142489131.2681955
DHDave Kingman144561118.2103594

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Dusty Baker8324258.240419
Jerry Willard7516143.267426
Stan Javier5911423.20208
Mark McGwire185310.18939
Terry Steinbach6155.33324
Rob Nelson592.22200


Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Curt Young291981393.45116
Joaquín Andújar281551273.8272
Chris Codiroli1691.2584.0343
Moose Haas1272.1722.7440
Rick Rodriguez316.1126.612

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
José Rijo39193.79114.65176
Dave Stewart29149.1953.74102
Eric Plunk26120.1472.7498
Rick Langford16551107.3630

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Dave Von Ohlen240313.524
Fernando Arroyo1000----0

Awards and honors

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tacoma Tigers Pacific Coast League Keith Lieppman
AA Huntsville Stars Southern League Brad Fischer
A Modesto A's California League Tommie Reynolds
A Madison Muskies Midwest League Jim Nettles
A-Short Season Medford A's Northwest League Dave Hudgens


  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3. 
  1. 1 2 https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/garbeba01.shtml
  2. Joaquín Andújar at Baseball Reference
  3. Phil Stephenson at Baseball Reference
  4. https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/sakatle01.shtml
  5. Charlie O'Brien at Baseball Reference
  6. Mark McGwire at Baseball Reference
  7. Jerry Willard at Baseball Reference
  8. https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/atherke01.shtml
  9. Dave Stewart at Baseball Reference
  10. Dave Von Ohlen at Baseball Reference
  11. Mike Bordick at Baseball Reference
  12. Ozzie Canseco at Baseball Reference
  13. Rick Langford at Baseball Reference
  14. Bret Barberie at Baseball Reference
  15. Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.266, David Nemec and Scott latow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
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