1985 Oakland Athletics season: Wikis


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1985 Oakland Athletics
Major league affiliations
1985 information
Owner(s) Walter A. Haas, Jr.
Manager(s) Jackie Moore
Local television KPIX
(Bill King, Lon Simmons, Wayne Walker)
Local radio KSFO
(Bill King, Lon Simmons, Ken Dito)

The Oakland Athletics' 1985 season involved the A's finishing 4th in the American League West with a record of 77 wins and 85 losses.



Regular season

  • September 22, 1985: José Canseco became the 27th player to hit a Home Run over the roof of Comiskey Park.

Season standings

AL West Wins Losses Win % GB
Kansas City Royals   91   71 .562    --
California Angels   90   72 .556   1.0
Chicago White Sox   85   77 .525   6.0
Minnesota Twins   77   85 .475 14.0
Oakland Athletics   77   85 .475 14.0
Seattle Mariners   74   88 .457 17.0
Texas Rangers   62   99 .385 28.5


  • April 15, 1985: Bob Owchinko was signed as a Free Agent with the Oakland Athletics.[6]
  • April 26, 1985: Bill Mooneyham was signed as a free agent by the Athletics.[7]
  • July 12, 1985: Tommy John was signed as a free agent by the Athletics.[8]
  • July 17, 1985: Bob Owchinko was purchased by the Chicago White Sox from the Oakland Athletics. [9]
  • September 10, 1985: Don Sutton was traded by the Athletics to the California Angels for players to be named later. The Angels completed the deal by sending Robert Sharpnack (minors) and Jerome Nelson (minors) to the Athletics on September 25.[3]

Draft Picks


1985 Oakland Athletics
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



Player stats


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

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Dusty Baker 111 343 92 .268 14 52
José Canseco 29 96 29 .302 5 13
Steve Kiefer 40 66 13 .197 1 10


Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
José Rijo 12 63.2 6 4 3.53 65

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Jeff Kaiser 15 0 0 0 14.58 10

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tacoma Tigers Pacific Coast League Keith Lieppman
AA Huntsville Stars Southern League Brad Fischer
A Modesto A's California League George Mitterwald
A Madison Muskies Midwest League Jim Nettles
Short-Season A Medford A's Northwest League Grady Fuson
Rookie Pocatello Gems Pioneer League Dave Hudgens



  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0963718983.  

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