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1974 Oakland Athletics
1974 AL West Champions
1974 AL Champions
1974 World Series Champions
Major league affiliations
Location
1974 information
Owner(s) Charles O. Finley
Manager(s) Alvin Dark
Local television KTVU
Local radio KEEN
(Monte Moore, Jon Miller)

The Oakland Athletics' 1974 season involved the A's winning their fourth consecutive American League West title with a record of 90 wins and 72 losses. In the playoffs, the A's defeated the Baltimore Orioles in the ALCS for their third straight AL pennant, and in the World Series, the first ever played entirely on the West Coast, defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in five games to take their third consecutive World Series championship.

Contents

Offseason

Regular season

  • June 5, 1974: Outfielders Billy North and Reggie Jackson engaged in a clubhouse fight at Detroit’s Tiger Stadium. Jackson injured his shoulder, and catcher Ray Fosse, attempting to separate the combatants, suffered a crushed disk in his neck, costing him three months on the disabled list.
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The pinch runner

Season standings

AL West W L GB Pct.
Oakland Athletics 90 72 -- .556
Texas Rangers 84 76 5 .525
Minnesota Twins 82 80 8 .506
Chicago White Sox 80 80 9 .500
Kansas City Royals 77 85 13 .475
California Angels 68 94 22 .420

Opening Day starters

Notable transactions

Roster

1974 Oakland Athletics roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Designated runner

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

Batting

Starters by position

Note: 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
C Fosse, RayRay Fosse 64 204 40 .196 4 23
3B Bando, SalSal Bando 146 498 121 .243 22 103
SS Campaneris, BertBert Campaneris 134 527 153 .290 2 41
LF Rudi, JoeJoe Rudi 158 593 174 .293 22 99
CF North, BillyBilly North 149 543 141 .260 4 33
RF Jackson, ReggieReggie Jackson 148 506 146 .289 29 93

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Donaldson, JohnJohn Donaldson 10 15 2 .133 0 0
Holt, JimJim Holt 30 42 6 .143 0 0
Hosley, TimTim Hosley 11 7 2 .286 0 1
McKinney, RichRich McKinney 5 7 1 .143 0 0
Washington, HerbHerb Washington 92 0 0 ---- 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Blue, VidaVida Blue 40 282.1 17 15 3.25 174
Abbott, GlennGlenn Abbott 19 96 5 7 3.00 38

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Hamilton, DaveDave Hamilton 29 117 7 4 3.69 69
Odom, Blue MoonBlue Moon Odom 34 87.1 1 5 3.81 52

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Fingers, RollieRollie Fingers 76 9 5 18 2.65 95

Postseason

ALCS

Baltimore Orioles vs. Oakland Athletics

Athletics win the Series, 3-1

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Baltimore - 6, Oakland - 3 October 5 Oakland Coliseum 41,609
2 Baltimore - 0, Oakland - 5 October 6 Oakland Coliseum 42,810
3 Oakland - 1, Baltimore - 0 October 8 Memorial Stadium 32,060
4 Oakland - 2, Baltimore - 1 October 9 Memorial Stadium 28,136

1974 World Series

Summary

AL Oakland Athletics (4) vs. NL Los Angeles Dodgers (1)

Game Score Date Location Attendance Time of Game
1 Athletics – 3, Dodgers – 2 October 12 Dodger Stadium 55,974 2:43
2 Athletics – 2, Dodgers – 3 October 13 Dodger Stadium 55,989 2:40
3 Dodgers – 2, Athletics – 3 October 15 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 49,347 2:35
4 Dodgers – 2, Athletics – 5 October 16 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 49,347 2:17
5 Dodgers – 2, Athletics – 3 October 17 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 49,347 2:23

Awards and honors

1974 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tucson Toros Pacific Coast League Sherm Lollar
AA Birmingham A's Southern League Harry Bright
A Burlington Bees Midwest League Rene Lachemann
Short-Season A Lewiston Broncos Northwest League Bobby Hofman and Buddy Peterson

Notes

References

Preceded by
Oakland Athletics
1973
AL West Championship Season
1974
Succeeded by
Oakland Athletics
1975
Preceded by
Oakland Athletics
1973
American League Champions
1974
Succeeded by
Boston Red Sox
1975
Preceded by
Oakland Athletics
1973
World Series champion
1974
Succeeded by
Cincinnati Reds
1975

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