Oakland Athletics: The Athletics’ All-Time 25-Man Roster

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Right Field: Reggie Jackson

Outfielder Reggie Jackson played for both the Kansas City Athletics and the Oakland Athletics, from 1967-1975. He was the second overall draft pick in 1966, selected by the A’s. Jackson quickly broke into the big leagues, debuting in June of 1967.

Offensively, Jackson put up huge numbers while he was with Oakland and is most lovingly known as “Mr. October” because he had very timely hitting during postseason runs with the A’s and then with the New York Yankees. Jackson is credited with helping the A’s win five consecutive AL West divisional pennants, three consecutive AL pennants and two consecutive World Series titles. He batted .262 with an .851 OPS during his ten years with the A’s, and he was an All-Star six times and won the AL MVP in 1973 while with the organization.

In 1993, Jackson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Almost ten years later, Jackson’s number was retired by the Oakland Athletics in 2004. Throughout his 21 season baseball career, Jackson reached the postseason 11 times as well as won six pennants and five World Series.

Runner-Up: Josh Reddick

Josh Reddick has become a fixture in the A’s outfield in recent years and he is expected to stay there for quite some time. After the 2015 season, the Oakland Athletics’ front office expressed their interest to sign Reddick to a long term contract before he hits free agency. Even though Reddick struggled with the Boston Red Sox before coming to the Athletics, he has ultimately found success in Oakland and could continue to thrive here for years to come. If he does stay, Reddick could eventually make the cut as an All-Time great, but for now, he remains a runner-up.

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