If the Oakland Athletics put together a dream team of the best player they've ever had at each position, who would start on that team? Some of the answers might surprise you.
The Athletics have called Oakland home since 1968. In the last 45 years, this franchise has won four World Series titles and finished at the top of their division 15 times. A total of 12 men who have played in Oakland are now in the Hall of Fame. The A's retired the numbers of five of those 12 men.
The organization is rich with history.
It's difficult to put a list such as this together because of such a remarkable and successful timeline. The dynasty of the 1970s was consistent, winning three World Series in a row. The late '80s team had plenty of names, but won just one World Series ring. Then there's the team of the early 2000s, stockpiled with young up-and-comers who, though they didn't win much in the postseason, will still go down as some of the greatest.
This dream team reflects all three eras.
All statistics provided courtesy of Baseball-reference.com.