1954 Philadelphia Athletics
1954 Philadelphia Athletics / Franchise: Oakland Athletics / BR Team Page
Managed by Eddie Joost
History, Comments, Contributions
The Athletics did not leave Philly with a bang. 1954 was one of the worst seasons in team history, as even in their darkest years, they had never before finished 60 games out of first place.
1954 was the first season in American League history in which two teams finished with 100 or more wins and two finished with 100 or more losses, the Athletics being one of those two.
Awards and Honors
- All-Star: Jim Finigan
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- Thomas E. Van Hyning: "A Final Season: The 1954 Philadelphia Athletics Finish Eighth, 60 Games Back", in Morris Levin, ed.: From Swampoodle to South Philly: Baseball in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley, The National Pastime, SABR, 2013, pp. 214-222.