Best Of The Oakland Athletics: Top 10 Seasons In Left Field

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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 left fielders in the history of the Athletics, 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.

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. Joe Rudi, 1976
14. Jose Canseco, 1986
13. Eric Byrnes, 2004
12. Rickey Henderson, 1991
11. Joe Rudi, 1974