There’s a former Oakland Athletics player on every playoff team
Oct 4, 2023, 11:45 AM
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MLB playoffs officially began on Tuesday and Oakland Athletics fans may have noticed a common theme among all of the teams participating.
All 12 teams have a former A’s player in their lineup. And at least one team, the Baltimore Orioles, has a player who was on this year’s A’s lineup at one time.
Some names are more familiar than others, but here’s a look at which former Athletics are playing in the postseason.
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Former Oakland Athletics in the National League
- Los Angeles Dodgers: Max Muncy
- Atlanta Braves: Matt Olson, Sean Murphy, Jesse Chavez
- Milwaukee Brewers: Josh Donaldson, Mark Canha
- Arizona Diamondbacks: Jace Peterson
- Philadelphia Phillies: Cristian Pache
- Miami Marlins: A.J. Puk
Former Oakland Athletics in the American League
- Baltimore Orioles: Shintaro Fujinami
- Houston Astros: Kendall Graveman
- Texas Rangers: Marcus Semien, Jonah Heim
- Tampa Bay Rays: Jake Diekman
- Toronto Blue Jays: Matt Chapman, Chris Bassitt
- Minnesota Twins: Sonny Gray
How did the Oakland A’s finish the 2023 season?
The Athletics had their worst season in Oakland, finishing the year with a 50-112 record, the worst in MLB. The franchise record for most losses came in 1916 when the team was in Philadelphia.
Next for the team is learning whether or not they’ll become the Las Vegas Athletics. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred recently said he hopes the team’s relocation vote happens this November.