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1985 Oakland Athletics season

1985 Oakland Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Walter A. Haas, Jr.
Manager(s) Jackie Moore
Local television KPIX
(Bill King, Lon Simmons, Monte Moore)
Local radio KSFO
(Bill King, Lon Simmons, Ted Robinson)
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The Oakland Athletics' 1985 season involved the A's finishing 4th in the American League West with a record of 77 wins and 85 losses. While the Athletics' on-field performance continued to disappoint, the debut of slugger Jose Canseco gave fans a measure of hope.

Offseason

Regular season

  • September 22, 1985: José Canseco became the 27th player to hit a Home Run over the roof of Comiskey Park.

Season standings

AL West Wins Losses Win % GB
Kansas City Royals   91   71 .562    --
California Angels   90   72 .556   1.0
Chicago White Sox   85   77 .525   6.0
Minnesota Twins   77   85 .475 14.0
Oakland Athletics   77   85 .475 14.0
Seattle Mariners   74   88 .457 17.0
Texas Rangers   62   99 .385 28.5

Transactions

  • April 15, 1985: Bob Owchinko was signed as a Free Agent with the Oakland Athletics.[6]
  • April 26, 1985: Bill Mooneyham was signed as a free agent by the Athletics.[7]
  • July 12, 1985: Tommy John was signed as a free agent by the Athletics.[8]
  • July 17, 1985: Bob Owchinko was purchased by the Chicago White Sox from the Oakland Athletics.[6]
  • September 10, 1985: Don Sutton was traded by the Athletics to the California Angels for players to be named later. The Angels completed the deal by sending Robert Sharpnack (minors) and Jerome Nelson (minors) to the Athletics on September 25.[3]

Draft Picks

Roster

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

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
Baker, DustyDusty Baker 111 343 92 .268 14 52
Canseco, JoséJosé Canseco 29 96 29 .302 5 13
Kiefer, SteveSteve Kiefer 40 66 13 .197 1 10

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
Rijo, JoséJosé Rijo 12 63.2 6 4 3.53 65

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

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
Howell, JayJay Howell 63 9 8 29 2.85 68
Atherton, KeithKeith Atherton 56 4 7 3 4.30 77
Kaiser, JeffJeff Kaiser 15 0 0 0 14.58 10

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 George Mitterwald
A Madison Muskies Midwest League Jim Nettles
Short-Season A Medford A's Northwest League Grady Fuson
Rookie Pocatello Gems Pioneer League Dave Hudgens

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Huntsville

References

  1. ^ Rickey Henderson page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Don Sutton page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ a b Bill Caudill page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/p/picciro01.shtml
  5. ^ José Canseco page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ a b http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/o/owchibo01.shtml
  7. ^ Bill Mooneyham page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Tommy John page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Walt Weiss page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Dave Otto page at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Wally Whitehurst page at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/penaji01.shtml

External links

  • 1985 Oakland Athletics team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1985 Oakland Athletics team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
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