Oakland Athletics: The Top 50 Oakland A’s of All-Time

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#40: Rick Monday

Outfielder Rick Monday was one of the many names on this list who made his debut as a Kansas City Athletic and stuck with the A’s into the early 1970s. Unlike those other players, however, Monday was dealt to the Cubs after the 1971 season, so he did not participate in the World Series dynasty with his teammates. Instead, Ken Holtzman took his place on the roster.

After the A’s moved to Oakland in 1968, Monday was named an All-Star for the first time in his career, an honor he would repeat a decade later in 1978. He won a World Series with the Dodgers in 1981, and went on to have a successful broadcasting career with them.

With the Athletics, Monday posted a career .780 OPS, swiped 53 bases, and hit 62 home runs in six seasons. He was a consistent defender in the outfield throughout his time with the team, playing primarily center field for the A’s.

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