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Prior to the Athletics moving to Oakland in 1968, they were in Kansas City for a dozen seasons, and before that they called Philadelphia home for more than fifty years. It was during their first incarnation that a trio of Eddies starred for the team; Eddie Plank, Eddie Collins and Eddie Rommel.

Plank, who pitched for the Philadelphia Athletics from 1901-14, led the team to three World Series titles, and edges out outfielder Rickey Henderson as the franchise’s all-time leader in wins above replacement (WAR).

OAKLAND ATHLETICS ALL-TIME ROSTER

Eddie Plank headlines Oakland Athletics all-time roster by Wins Above Replacement (WAR)

Following Plank and Henderson, the other players to have made the biggest contributions to the all-time roster by WAR, are pitcher Left Grove (63.7), first baseman Jimmie Foxx (62.5), and second baseman Collins (57.3).

UPDATED September 30, 2019

CATCHER: TERRY STEINBACH

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Wins Above Replacement: 24.8

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FIRST BASE: JIMMIE FOXX

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Wins Above Replacement: 62.5

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SECOND BASE: EDDIE COLLINS

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Wins Above Replacement: 34.7

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THIRD BASE: SAL BANDO

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Wins Above Replacement: 52.1

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SHORTSTOP: BERT CAMPANERIS

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Wins Above Replacement: 49.1

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OUTFIELD: RICKEY HENDERSON

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Wins Above Replacement: 72.7

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OUTFIELD: AL SIMMONS

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Wins Above Replacement: 50.9

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OUTFIELD: REGGIE JACKSON

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Wins Above Replacement: 48.1

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DESIGNATED HITTER: JOSE CANSECO

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Wins Above Replacement: 27.3

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PITCHER: EDDIE PLANK

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Wins Above Replacement: 75.5

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PITCHER: LEFTY GROVE

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Wins Above Replacement: 67.2

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PITCHER: EDDIE ROMMEL

Philadelphia Athletics pitcher Eddie Rommel

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Wins Above Replacement: 50.1

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RELIEF PITCHER: DENNIS ECKERSLEY

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Wins Above Replacement: 25.6

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