Rickey Henderson LF Eddie Collins 2B Al Simmons CF Jimmie Foxx 1B Reggie Jackson RF Mark McGwire DH Mickey Cochrane C Sal Bando 3B Bert Campaneris SS
Prospects for Current Players
What are the prospects of current A's players making this all-time team? Not very good. After several injuries limited his productivity in recent years, Eric Chavez is no longer with the A’s. If he had stayed with the club and his career rebounded, then he could have cracked this roster in place of Baker. Beyond that, no one currently on the roster is even close to cracking this all-time roster.
Athletics Retired Numbers
Reggie Jackson (9), Rickey Henderson (24), Catfish Hunter (27), Rollie Fingers (34), Dennis Eckersley (43)
Selections From Other Authors and Fan Surveys
1958: Sport magazine, October issue
As part of a running series, Sport magazine reported on all-time all-star teams picked by "big league publicity departments and the writers covering the clubs." Here is what they had to say:
First base: Jimmy Foxx played 11 years for Mr. Mack and set slugging records that have still not been equalled. His 58 home runs in 1932 ties him with Hank Greenberg for the best mark since Ruth.
Second base: Eddie Collins, like Foxx a member of the Hall of Fame, started his career at Philadelphia and was one of the greatest hitters, fielders and base-stealers teh game has ever known.
Shortstop: Jack Barry, the slickest fielder of the $100,000 infield, never hit .300 or made the Hall of Fame, but has always been