1993 Oakland Athletics season

1993 Oakland Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 68–94 (.420)
Other information
Owner(s) Walter A. Haas, Jr.
General manager(s) Sandy Alderson
Manager(s) Tony La Russa
Local television KRON-TV
(Dick Stockton, Ray Fosse)
Sports Channel Pacific
(Ray Fosse, Greg Papa)
Local radio KNEW (AM)
(Bill King, Lon Simmons, Ray Fosse)
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The Oakland Athletics' 1993 season was the team's 26th in Oakland, California. It was also the 93rd season in franchise history. The team finished seventh in the American League West with a record of 68-94.

The Athletics' disastrous 1993 campaign was mired by inconsistency, injuries, and free agent losses. The team lost key contributors Dave Stewart, Harold Baines, and Mike Moore to free agency; the players ended up (respectively) in Toronto, Chicago, and Detroit. The A's also traded Walt Weiss to the expansion Florida Marlins for Scott Baker and Eric Hefland. The Athletics' roster was further weakened by the retirement of longtime third baseman Carney Lansford.

The team's depleted pitching staff was no match for its American League (AL) competition. The Athletics, following a resurgent 1992 campaign, finished 1993 with a team ERA of 4.90; this was the worst such figure in the AL. The futility of Oakland's new-look starting rotation was especially noteworthy; of the team's five primary starters (Bobby Witt, Ron Darling, Bob Welch, Todd Van Poppel, and Shawn Hillegas), only one (Witt) managed a sub-5.00 ERA. On offense, the Athletics also struggled; the loss of their two best players (Mark McGwire and Rickey Henderson) to injury and a trade, respectively, contributed to their scoring only 715 runs (10th of 14 AL teams).

The Athletics' 68-94 finish was their worst since 1982. Moreover, the 1993 Athletics (as of 2014) remain the only team in Oakland history to finish last in the AL West after finishing first one-year earlier.

Offseason

Regular season


Rollie
Fingers

Pitcher:
1968-76(OAK)

Retired 1993

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago White Sox 9468 0.580 45–36 49–32
Texas Rangers 8676 0.531 8 50–31 36–45
Kansas City Royals 8478 0.519 10 43–38 41–40
Seattle Mariners 8280 0.506 12 46–35 36–45
California Angels 7191 0.438 23 44–37 27–54
Minnesota Twins 7191 0.438 23 36–45 35–46
Oakland Athletics 6894 0.420 26 38–43 30–51

Record vs. opponents

1993 American League Records

Sources:
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 6–77–54–88–55–87–58–58–46–710–27–54–85–8
Boston 7–67–57–55–86–75–75–87–56–79–37–56–63–10
California 5–75–77–65–74–86–77–54–96–66–76–76–74–8
Chicago 8–45–76–79–37–56–79–310–34–87–69–48–56–6
Cleveland 5–88–57–53–96–77–58–54–86–78–43–97–54–9
Detroit 8–57–68–45–77–65–78–56–64–98–47–56–66–7
Kansas City 5–77–57–67–65–77–55–77–66–66–77–67–68–4
Milwaukee 5–88–55–73–95–85–87–57–54–97–54–84–85–8
Minnesota 4–85–79–43–108–46–66–75–74–88–54–97–62–10
New York 7–67–66–68–47–69–46–69–48–46–67–53–95–8
Oakland 2–103–97–66–74–84–87–65–75–86–69–45–85–7
Seattle 5–75–77–64–99–35–76–78–49–45–74–98–57–5
Texas 8–46–67–65–85–76–66–78–46–79–38–55–87–5
Toronto 8–510–38–46–69–47–64–88–510–28–57–55–75–7

Notable transactions

Roster

1993 Oakland Athletics
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

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
CTerry Steinbach104389111.2851043
1BMike Aldrete9525568.2671033
2BBrent Gates139535155.290769
3BCraig Paquette10539386.2191246
SSMike Bordick159546136.249348
LFRickey Henderson90318104.3271747
CFDave Henderson10738284.2202053
RFRubén Sierra158630147.23322101
DHTroy Neel123427124.2901963

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Eric Helfand8133.23101

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Rich Gossage394514.5340
Kevin Campbell110007.319

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tacoma Tigers Pacific Coast League Bob Boone
AA Huntsville Stars Southern League Casey Parsons
A Modesto A's California League Ted Kubiak
A Madison Muskies Midwest League Gary Jones
A-Short Season Southern Oregon A's Northwest League Dick Scott
Rookie AZL Athletics Arizona League Bruce Hines

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: AZL Athletics

References

  1. Jamie Quirk at Baseball Reference
  2. Walt Weiss at Baseball Reference
  3. Rich Gossage at Baseball Reference
  4. Ron Darling at Baseball Reference
  5. 1 2 Joe Boever at Baseball Reference
  6. 1 2 Dale Sveum at Baseball Reference
  7. Mike Aldrete at Baseball Reference
  8. Jeff D'Amico at Baseball Reference
  9. Jason McDonald at Baseball Reference
  10. Scott Spiezio at Baseball Reference
  11. Miguel Tejada at Baseball Reference
  12. Rickey Henderson at Baseball Reference
  • 1993 Oakland Athletics at Baseball Reference
  • 1993 Oakland Athletics at Baseball Almanac
  • 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. 
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