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2003 Oakland Athletics season

 

2003 Oakland Athletics season

The Oakland Athletics' 2003 season ended with the A's finishing 1st in the American League West with a record of 96 wins and 66 losses.

Offseason

  • December 15, 2002: Felipe López was traded as part of a 4-team trade by the Toronto Blue Jays to the Cincinnati Reds. The Oakland Athletics sent a player to be named later to the Toronto Blue Jays. The Arizona Diamondbacks sent Erubiel Durazo to the Oakland Athletics. The Cincinnati Reds sent Elmer Dessens and cash to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Oakland Athletics sent Jason Arnold (minors) (December 16, 2002) to the Toronto Blue Jays to complete the trade.[1]
  • December 16, 2002: Neal Cotts was sent by the Oakland Athletics to the Chicago White Sox to complete an earlier deal made on December 3, 2002. The Oakland Athletics sent players to be named later and Billy Koch to the Chicago White Sox for Keith Foulke, Mark L. Johnson, Joe Valentine, and cash. The Oakland Athletics sent Neal Cotts (December 16, 2002) and Daylon Holt (minors) (December 16, 2002) to the Chicago White Sox to complete the trade.[2]
  • January 27, 2003: John Ford Griffin was traded by the Oakland Athletics to the Toronto Blue Jays for a player to be named later. The Toronto Blue Jays sent Jason Perry (minors) (June 23, 2003) to the Oakland Athletics to complete the trade.[3]

Regular season

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB
Oakland Athletics 96 66 .593 --
Seattle Mariners 93 69 .574 3
Anaheim Angels 77 85 .475 19
Texas Rangers 71 91 .438 25

Transactions

  • June 3, 2003: J.R. Towles was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 23rd round of the 2003 amateur draft, but did not sign.[4]
  • July 30, 2003: Aaron Harang was traded by the Oakland Athletics with Jeff Bruksch (minors) and Joe Valentine to the Cincinnati Reds for Jose Guillen.[5]

Roster

2003 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

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

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
Hudson, TimTim Hudson 34 240 16 7 2.70 162

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

Postseason

2003 ALDS

Game 1: Oakland 5 - Boston 4.

Game 2: Oakland 5 - Boston 1.

Game 3: Boston 3 - Oakland 1.

Game 4: Boston 5 - Oakland 4.

Game 5: Boston 4 - Oakland 3.

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Sacramento RiverCats Pacific Coast League Tony DeFrancesco
AA Midland RockHounds Texas League Greg Sparks
A Modesto A's California League Rick Rodriguez
A Kane County Cougars Midwest League Webster Garrison
Short-Season A Vancouver Canadians Northwest League Dennis Rogers
Rookie AZL Athletics Arizona League Ruben Escalera

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Sacramento

References

  • 2003 Oakland Athletics team page at Baseball Reference
  • 2003 Oakland Athletics team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
Preceded by
Oakland Athletics
2002
AL West Championship Season
2003
Succeeded by
Anaheim Angels
2004
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