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Best Of The Oakland Athletics: Top 10 Seasons By Catchers

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With spring training upon us, Golden Gate Sports is going to spend the next few weeks looking at some of the best single-season performances in the history of the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants, by position.

Today we look at the 10 best seasons by shortstops in the history of the A’s, dating back to their arrival in Oakland in 1968.

The series will alternate teams each day, concluding with the best players by position in the history of each franchise.

The rules were a bit different with catchers, given the demanding nature of the position. To qualify, a player merely needed to appear in half of the team’s scheduled games (81), as opposed to the 100-game requirement for other positions. This requirement was not prorated for the strike-shortened seasons of 1981 or 1994.

Before you turn the page, here are the five seasons that just missed the cut:

15. Terry Steinbach, 1993
14. Terry Steinbach, 1988
13. Terry Steinbach, 1995
12. Dave Duncan, 1972
11. Mike Heath, 1985


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Topics: Gene Tenace, Jason Kendall, Kurt Suzuki, Oakland Athletics, Ramon Hernandez, Ray Fosse, Terry Steinbach

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