The A's were projected to be one of the worst teams in the big leagues in 2022 after trading a slew of key players. Oakland finished in the cellar of the AL West with the second-worst record in the majors. The A's 60 victories were 26 wins fewer than in 2021, when the team placed third in the division.
First baseman Seth Brown tallied a team-high 25 home runs and 73 RBIs, while southpaw Cole Irvin was the top pitcher with a 9-13 record and a 3.98 ERA. Oakland is in the early stages of rebuilding and will not be competitive again next season.
The Oakland Athletics, also known as the A's, are an American League (AL) West division team based in Oakland, California. They were founded in 1901 as the Philadelphia Athletics, one of the charter franchises of the American League. The team relocated to Kansas City in 1955 and then to Oakland in 1968, where they have been ever since.
The A's have won nine World Series championships (1910, 1911, 1913, 1929, 1930, 1972, 1973, 1974, and 1989), the third-most of all current MLB teams. They've also won 15 AL pennants and 17 AL West Division titles, most recently in 2020. One of the most iconic moments in their history was when they swept the San Francisco Giants in the 1989 World Series.
The Oakland Athletics play their home games at RingCentral Coliseum (formerly known as Oracle Park) in Oakland. The stadium has been noted for its unique design which includes two different playing fields on opposite sides of a parking lot.
The biggest rivalries for the Athletics include those with fellow AL West teams such as the Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners, and Los Angeles Angels. The A’s have had a long-standing rivalry with these teams that dates back to their days in Kansas City. Long-term matchups between these teams can be seen as close competition with no clear dominant winner; each team has its own long-term wins against one another over time.
Some of the biggest stars in the history of the Oakland Athletics include Rickey Henderson, Reggie Jackson, Rollie Fingers, Catfish Hunter and Dennis Eckersley.