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2006 Oakland Athletics season


2006 Oakland Athletics season

The Oakland Athletics' 2006 season was the 106th season of the Athletics franchise and its 43rd in Oakland. The A's finished 1st in the American League West with a record of 93 wins and 69 losses. In the postseason the team swept the Minnesota Twins in three games in the American League Division Series, then were swept in four games by the Detroit Tigers in the American League Championship Series. Their ALCS appearance marks the best postseason result of the Billy Beane era.

It was the last season as manager for Ken Macha and the last season on the team for Barry Zito. The season featured a comeback year from Frank Thomas who had performed poorly the previous two seasons due to injury. Thomas, who signed a one-year deal with the A's for this season, led the team with 39 home runs.


  • November 29, 2005: Esteban Loaiza was signed as a Free Agent with the Oakland Athletics.[1]
  • December 9, 2005: Scott McClain was signed as a Free Agent with the Oakland Athletics.[2]
  • December 13, 2005: Milton Bradley was traded by the Los Angeles Dodgers with Antonio Perez to the Oakland Athletics for Andre Ethier.[3]
  • January 31, 2006: Frank Thomas signed as a Free Agent.[4]

Regular season

Season standings

AL West W L GB Pct.
Oakland Athletics 93 69 .574
Los Angeles Angels 89 73 4 .549
Texas Rangers 80 82 13 .494
Seattle Mariners 78 84 15 .481

Game log

2006 game log


2006 Oakland Athletics
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



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

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


Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Dan Haren 34 223.0 14 13 4.12 176
Barry Zito 34 221.0 16 10 3.83 151
Joe Blanton 32 194.3 16 12 4.82 107
Esteban Loaiza 26 154.7 11 9 4.89 97
Rich Harden 9 46.7 4 0 4.24 49

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Sacramento RiverCats Pacific Coast League Tony DeFrancesco
AA Midland RockHounds Texas League Von Hayes
A Stockton Ports California League Todd Steverson
A Kane County Cougars Midwest League Aaron Nieckula
Short-Season A Vancouver Canadians Northwest League Dennis Rogers
Rookie AZL Athletics Arizona League Ruben Escalera


  • 2006 Oakland Athletics team page at Baseball Reference
  • 2006 Oakland Athletics team page at
Preceded by
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
AL West Championship Season
Succeeded by
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

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