Oakland Athletics: Top 10 Seasons At Third Base In Franchise History

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Golden Gate Sports continues to recap some of the best single-season performances in the history of the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants as we anticipate Opening Day.

Today, we look at the 10 best seasons by third basemen in the history of the Athletics, dating back to their arrival in Oakland in 1968.

This is the eighth installment in the series on the A’s and will conclude with the best players by position in the history of each franchise. So far, we’ve featured the 10 best seasons for the A’s at shortstop, catcher, left field, second base, center field and for utility players and starting pitchers.

To qualify for this list, the player needed a minimum of 100 games at the position in question and 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. Carney Lansford, 1989
14. Eric Chavez, 2005
13. Sal Bando, 1974
12. Carney Lansford, 1987
11. Eric Chavez, 2003

 

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