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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.

Offseason



Regular season

  • June 5, 1974: Outfielders Billy North and Reggie Jackson engaged in a clubhouse fight at Detroit’s Tiger Stadiummarker. 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.


The pinch runner



Season standings

Opening Day starters



Notable transactions



Roster

1974 Oakland Athletics roster
Roster
Pitchers CatchersInfielders OutfieldersDesignated runner ManagerCoaches


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 64 204 40 .196 4 23
3B 146 498 121 .243 22 103
SS 134 527 153 .290 2 41
LF 158 593 174 .293 22 99
CF 149 543 141 .260 4 33
RF 148 506 146 .289 29 93


Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
10 15 2 .133 0 0
30 42 6 .143 0 0
11 7 2 .286 0 1
5 7 1 .143 0 0
92 0 0 ---- 0 0


Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
40 282.1 17 15 3.25 174
19 96 5 7 3.00 38


Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
29 117 7 4 3.69 69
34 87.1 1 5 3.81 52


Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
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 Coliseummarker 41,609
2 Baltimore - 0, Oakland - 5 October 6 Oakland Coliseummarker 42,810
3 Oakland - 1, Baltimore - 0 October 8 Memorial Stadiummarker 32,060
4 Oakland - 2, Baltimore - 1 October 9 Memorial Stadiummarker 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 Stadiummarker 55,974 2:43
2 Athletics – 2, Dodgers – 3 October 13 Dodger Stadiummarker 55,989 2:40
3 Dodgers – 2, Athletics – 3 October 15 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseummarker 49,347 2:35
4 Dodgers – 2, Athletics – 5 October 16 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseummarker 49,347 2:17
5 Dodgers – 2, Athletics – 3 October 17 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseummarker 49,347 2:23


Awards and honors



1974 Major League Baseball All-Star Game



Farm system

Notes

References




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