1998 Oakland Athletics Roster

The 1998 Oakland Athletics team roster seen on this page includes every player who appeared in a game during the 1998 season. It is a comprehensive team roster and player names are sorted by the fielding position where the most number of games were played during the regular season. Every player's name links to their career statistics.

Below the main roster you will find in the Fast Facts section: a 1998 Oakland Athletics Opening Day starters list, a 1998 Oakland Athletics salary list, a 1998 Oakland Athletics uniform number breakdown and a 1998 Oakland Athletics primary starters list. These team rosters are presented only when and where the data is available.

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"They (base stealers) can go from first to second in 2.9 seconds; and no pitcher catcher combination in baseball could throw from here to there to tag second in 2.9 seconds, it was always 3, 3.1, 3.2. So actually, the runner that can make the continuous, regular move like Rickey's (Henderson) can't be thrown out and he's proven it." - Charlie Metro

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Complete Roster

6-02
200
Right
Right
1957-08-31
6-04
210
Right
Right
1974-04-27
6-00
210
Right
Right
1968-03-08
6-04
230
Right
Right
1964-12-19
6-02
200
Left
Left
1965-07-10
6-04
185
Right
Right
1972-09-05
6-01
190
Right
Right
1965-10-26
6-00
165
Left
Left
1969-08-20
6-02
200
Right
Right
1970-01-19
6-02
195
Left
Right
1968-07-26
6-02
170
Right
Right
1968-05-30
6-03
225
Right
Right
1969-10-22
6-01
205
Left
Left
1964-11-10
6-05
200
Right
Right
1971-11-23
6-07
240
Right
Right
1973-08-03
6-08
200
Right
Right
1961-10-16
6-03
212
Right
Right
1966-11-11
6-04
205
Right
Right
1972-08-28
6-04
220
Right
Right
1967-07-05
6-01
207
Right
Right
1974-05-15
6-01
205
Right
Right
1964-04-12
6-00
200
Right
Right
1971-06-03
6-00
185
Right
Right
1969-06-02
6-01
205
Right
Both
1974-08-23
6-02
210
Right
Right
1965-04-24
5-11
165
Right
Right
1966-05-12
6-01
215
Right
Left
1977-12-07
6-03
240
Right
Left
1971-01-08
6-03
200
Right
Left
1962-09-30
5-07
165
Right
Both
1963-10-27
6-02
205
Right
Both
1972-09-21
6-02
210
Right
Right
1967-07-25
5-10
220
Right
Right
1974-05-25
5-09
160
Right
Right
1975-01-12
6-01
175
Right
Right
1966-05-17
6-01
200
Right
Right
1969-12-16
6-00
190
Right
Right
1974-03-28
6-04
225
Right
Left
1976-05-04
5-10
195
Left
Right
1958-12-25
6-05
205
Left
Right
1971-03-05
5-08
175
Right
Both
1972-03-20
6-02
190
Right
Right
1970-04-27
6-00
190
Right
Right
1963-12-07
5-11
210
Right
Right
1962-01-13
5-09
175
Right
Left
1968-02-27
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The 1998 Oakland Athletics played 162 games during the regular season, won 74 games, lost 88 games, and finished in fourth position. They played their home games at Oakland Coliseum (Park Factors: 97/98) where 1,232,343 fans witnessed their 1998 Athletics finish the season with a .457 winning percentage.

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a unique set of rosters not easily found on the Internet. Included, where data is available, is a 1998 Oakland Athletics Opening Day starters list, a 1998 Oakland Athletics salary list, a 1998 Oakland Athletics uniform number breakdown and a 1998 Oakland Athletics primary starters list:

1998 Oakland Athletics
Salaries

Kenny Rogers $5,000,000.00
Tom Candiotti $2,850,000.00
Mike Fetters $2,475,000.00
Rickey Henderson $1,150,000.00
Billy Taylor $1,100,000.00
Kurt Abbott $1,000,000.00
Buddy Groom $595,000.00
Mike Mohler $525,000.00
Mike Blowers $475,000.00
Dave Magadan $475,000.00
Shane Mack $450,000.00
Rafael Bournigal $385,000.00
Matt Stairs $325,000.00
Jason Giambi $315,000.00
T.J. Mathews $315,000.00
Gil Heredia $275,000.00
Mark Holzemer $250,000.00
Kevin Mitchell $225,000.00
Mike Oquist $215,000.00
Scott Spiezio $205,000.00
Dave Telgheder $200,000.00
Aaron Small $197,500.00
Jimmy Haynes $187,500.00
Izzy Molina $175,000.00
Brian Lesher $174,000.00
Jason McDonald $174,000.00
Ben Grieve $172,000.00
Miguel Tejada $172,000.00
Mark Bellhorn $170,000.00
Eric Chavez $170,000.00
Ryan Christenson $170,000.00
Steve Connelly $170,000.00
A.J. Hinch $170,000.00
Mike Neill $170,000.00
Blake Stein $170,000.00
Jorge Velandia $170,000.00
Jay Witasick $170,000.00
Jason Wood $170,000.00

1998 Oakland Athletics
Uniform Numbers

Did you know that a 1998 Oakland Athletics Schedule is available and it includes dates of every game played, scores of every game played, a cumulative record, and many hard to find splits (Monthly Splits, Team vs Team Splits & Score Related Splits)?

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