Record: 59-103, Finished 10th in American League (1965 AL)
Managed by Mel McGaha (5-21) and Haywood Sullivan (54-82)
Coaches: Luke Appling, Tom Ferrick, Gabby Hartnett and Whitey Herzog
Ballpark: Municipal Stadium
The 1965 Kansas City Athletics were a dreadful team, finishing in last place in the American League, with 103 losses, but there were a few signs that better times were on the way - although the team would have relocated to Oakland by the time these came around. For example, they were the last team in over half a century to have three starting pitcher below the age of 21, in Catfish Hunter, Don Buschhorn and Ron Tompkins. The next team to do that would be the 2018 Atlanta Braves. Another positive sign came in the inaugural amateur draft, when the Athletics had the first overall pick and selected OF Rick Monday, whjo would turn out to be an excellent player, the first of many stars taken by the A's via the amateur draft.
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