Oakland A’s history: The all time starting lineup

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The Oakland A’s have had a number of great players in their history. Which of those legends make up the all time starting lineup?

Since moving to the west coast prior to the 1968 season, the Oakland A’s have had a great run of success. They had their first dynasty on the west coast during the early 1970s, and another successful run during the late 1980s and into the start of the 1990s. Even though they have yet to return to the World Series, success has returned to the franchise in recent years.

During that time, there have been plenty of players that were key to the A’s success. Most ended up moving on to other teams, but some returned to the place they regarded as home. In the case of Rickey Henderson, those departures and returns led to four separate stints with Oakland, the team he is most associated with.

While Henderson is an obvious choice for the A’s all time starting lineup, which other players should join him? Which other players had that much of an impact in Oakland, where they can be considered amongst the greatest players in franchise history?

Let’s take a look through the history of the Oakland A’s and put together the all time starting lineup.

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