1984 Oakland Athletics Season
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1984 Oakland Athletics Season

1984 Oakland Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record77-85 (.475)
Other information
Owner(s)Walter A. Haas, Jr.
General manager(s)Sandy Alderson
Manager(s)Steve Boros, Jackie Moore
Local televisionKBHK
(Bill King, Bill Rigney, Lon Simmons)
Local radioKSFO
(Bill King, Lon Simmons, Wayne Hagin)
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The Oakland Athletics' 1984 season involved the A's finishing 4th in the American League West with a record of 77 wins and 85 losses. While the A's struggled for a third consecutive season, they staged a major coup by drafting future superstar Mark McGwire with the tenth overall pick of the 1984 Major League Baseball Draft. The season also marked the end of Rickey Henderson's first (of four) stints with the Athletics. His second stint would begin in 1989.

Offseason

Regular season

  • August 19, 1984: In a game against the Athletics, Cliff Johnson of the Toronto Blue Jays hit the 19th pinch home run of his career, breaking Jerry Lynch's mark of 18.[9]

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Kansas City Royals 84 78 0.519 -- 44-37 40-41
California Angels 81 81 0.500 3 37-44 44-37
Minnesota Twins 81 81 0.500 3 47-34 34-47
Oakland Athletics 77 85 0.475 7 44-37 33-48
Chicago White Sox 74 88 0.457 10 43-38 31-50
Seattle Mariners 74 88 0.457 10 42-39 32-49
Texas Rangers 69 92 0.429 14½ 34-46 35-46

Record vs. opponents

1984 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

[10] [11] [12] [13] [14]

Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore -- 6-7 8-4 7-5 7-6 7-6 5-7 7-6 5-7 5-8 6-6 9-3 9-3 4-9
Boston 7-6 -- 9-3 7-5 10-3 7-6 3-9 9-4 6-6 7-6 7-5 4-8 5-7 5-8
California 4-8 3-9 -- 8-5 8-4 4-8 6-7 8-4 4-9 8-4 7-6 9-4 5-8 7-5
Chicago 5-7 5-7 5-8 -- 8-4 4-8 5-8 7-5 8-5 7-5 6-7 5-8 5-8 4-8
Cleveland 6-7 3-10 4-8 4-8 -- 4-9 6-6 9-4 7-5 2-11 7-5 8-4 9-3 6-7-1
Detroit 6-7 6-7 8-4 8-4 9-4 -- 7-5 11-2 9-3 7-6 9-3 6-6 10-2 8-5
Kansas City 7-5 9-3 7-6 8-5 6-6 5-7 -- 6-6 6-7 5-7 5-8 9-4 6-7 5-7
Milwaukee 6-7 4-9 4-8 5-7 4-9 2-11 6-6 -- 5-7 6-7 4-8 6-6 5-6 10-3
Minnesota 7-5 6-6 9-4 5-8 5-7 3-9 7-6 7-5 -- 8-4 8-5 7-6 8-5 1-11
New York 8-5 6-7 4-8 5-7 11-2 6-7 7-5 7-6 4-8 -- 8-4 7-5 6-6 8-5
Oakland 6-6 5-7 6-7 7-6 5-7 3-9 8-5 8-4 5-8 4-8 -- 8-5 8-5 4-8
Seattle 3-9 8-4 4-9 8-5 4-8 6-6 4-9 6-6 6-7 5-7 5-8 -- 10-3 5-7
Texas 3-9 7-5 8-5 8-5 3-9 2-10 7-6 6-5 5-8 6-6 5-8 3-10 -- 6-6
Toronto 9-4 8-5 5-7 8-4 7-6-1 5-8 7-5 3-10 11-1 5-8 8-4 7-5 6-6 --


Notable transactions

  • June 4, 1984: 1984 Major League Baseball Draft
    • Mark McGwire was drafted by the Athletics in the 1st round (10th pick). Player signed July 20, 1984.[10]
    • Todd Burns was drafted by the Athletics in the 7th round.[11]
  • June 9, 1984: Chuck Hensley was purchased by the Milwaukee Brewers from the Oakland Athletics.[12]
  • July 3, 1984: Mike Torrez was signed as a free agent by the Athletics.[13]
  • August 9, 1984: Mike Torrez was released by the Athletics.[13]

Roster

Player stats

Batting

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
2B Joe Morgan 116 365 89 .244 6 43

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
Mark Wagner 80 87 20 .230 0 12
Garry Hancock 51 60 13 .217 0 8
Steve Kiefer 23 40 7 .175 0 2

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Ray Burris 34 211.2 13 10 3.15 93

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Lary Sorensen 46 183.1 6 13 4.91 63

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Bill Caudill 68 9 7 36 2.71 89
Keith Atherton 57 7 6 2 4.33 58
Tom Burgmeier 17 3 0 2 2.35 8
Chuck Rainey 16 1 1 1 6.75 10
Gorman Heimueller 6 0 1 0 6.14 3
Jeff Bettendorf 3 0 0 1 4.66 5
Mike Torrez 2 0 0 0 27.00 2
Mark Wagner 1 0 0 0 0.00 1
Garry Hancock 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

Farm system

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Modesto

References

  1. ^ Joe Rudi page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Bill Caudill page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Joe Morgan page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Ray Burris page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Luis Polonia page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Félix José page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Jack Daugherty page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Tim Belcher page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.232, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  10. ^ Mark McGwire page at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Todd Burns page at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/henslch01.shtml
  13. ^ a b Mike Torrez page at Baseball Reference

External links


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