Oakland Athletics: Brothers That Have Played For The A’s

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Tony Armas (1977-1982 ) and Marcos Armas (1993)

Older brother Tony Armas came to the A’s in 1977 as part of a multi-player deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates. With injuries in 1978 and 1979, Tony saw partial seasons but in 1980 became the A’s regular staring right fielder. Playing his first full season not on the disabled list, Tony batted .279 with 35 home runs and 109 RBIs in 158 games. In the strike-shortened season of 1981, Tony was an All-Star and led the AL in home runs with 22. He was also named the American League Player of the Year by The Sporting News. In the first-ever ALDS, Tony went 6-11 at the plate (.545) but only 3-12 in the ALCS. In 1982, Tony hit only .232, but belted 28 home runs with 89 RBI. The A’s finished the 1982 season with a disappointing record of 68-94, and finished a distant 5th place in the AL West. At the end of the season Tony was dealt to the Red Sox for Carney Lansford.

Tony had a 14-year MLB career, was an All-Star twice, and led the league in home runs in 1981 and 1984.

After spending seven seasons in the Athletics’ minor league system, the younger Marcos made his debut for the A’s in the 1993 season as a first baseman. He batted .194 (6-for-31), with one home run, two doubles, and only one RBI in 15 games. He was back in Triple- in 1994, his last professional season.

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