A's 20-game win streak: Where are they now?

September 4, 2012, 8:07 pm
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Its been 10 years since the As concluded their record20-game winning streak, beating the Kansas City Royals in a wild 12-11 game in Oakland.So on the 10-year anniversary of that historic win, we takea look back at the box score and where the players of that legendary As teamare now.Leadoff hitter Ray Durham: 2002 was Durhamsonly season with Oakland he was a midseason acquisition from the White Sox -- though the secondbaseman didnt go far after the season, moving across the Bay to the Giants.After five and one-half seasons with the Giants, Durhamfinished off his career with a half of a season in Milwaukee. Durham hit .276 in his six seasons after theAs, knocking 80 home runs and 369 RBI.No. 2 hitter John Mabry: Mabry was also a midseasonacquisition for the As traded from the Phillies in exchange for Jeremy Giambi.Mabry bounced around after leaving the As in 2002, spending one season withthe Mariners, two in St. Louis and one with theCubs before concluding his career with the Rockiesin 2007. The utility player had one productive season after leaving Oakland, hitting .296 forthe Cardinals in 2004.No. 3 hitter Miguel Tejada: Tejada, who would go on to winthe MVP award in 2002, spent one more season in Oakland in 2003 before hittingfree agency and leaving for the Orioles. Tejada made five more All-Star Gamesafter leaving the As and drove in 150 runs in 2004. He ended his career with adisappointing year with the Giants in 2011 in which he hit .239 with 26 RBI.Tejada technically hasnt retired yet but is not currently on a team afterbeing released at his request by the Orioles in June.No. 4 hitter Eric Chavez: Chavez plays for the Yankees afterspending 13 seasons with the As. He is hitting .289 this season with 13 homeruns and 33 RBI. Now 34, Chavez won six Gold Gloves with the As and a SilverSlugger in 2002. He hit 230 home runs in his time with the As and drove in 787runs.No. 5 hitter Jermaine Dye: Dyes career concluded in 2009after five seasons with the White Sox. Dye spent one more year with the Asafter the 2002 season, hitting .172 in 65 games. He made the All-Star Game in2006 and hit .315 with 44 home runs and 120 RBI that year. The right fielderfinished his career with 325 homers and 1072 RBI.No. 6 hitter David Justice: Justice never played anotherseason in the majors after 2002. The outfielder finished his career with a .279batting average, 305 home runs and 1017 RBI.No. 7 hitter Mark Ellis: Ellis is currently a second basemanwith the Dodgers, hitting .264 with a .349 on-base percentage. Ellis, who was arookie in 2002, played for the As until getting traded to the Rockies in June 2011. Ellis hit .274 in 70 games with Colorado before signingwith the Dodgers as a free agent.No. 8 hitter Terrence Long: Long was a first-round pick ofthe Mets that never fully developed after a promising rookie campaign with theAs in 2002. His career lasted just eight years before he retired in 2006 atage 30. Long stayed with the As in 2003, but with his batting average in the.240s for the second straight season, he was dealt to the Padres. Long finishedhis career with the Yankees in 2006.No. 9 hitter Ramon Hernandez: Hernandez is a catcher for theColorado Rockies but missed 42 games with a left hand injury this season. Hisbatting average has dropped precipitously this season to .218, down from .282last year. Hernandez, 36, was an All-Star in 2003 with the As before gettingtraded to San Diego.He spent two years with the Padres, three with the Orioles and three with theReds before signing with the Rockies as a freeagent in November.Starting pitcher Tim Hudson: Hudson was robbed of a win in the 20th-consecutive-victorygame, tossing 6.2 innings with only two earned runs. The right-hander pitchedfor the As until 2005 when he joined the Braves. Hudsonhas pitched for Atlantaever since. He made his second All-Star Game in 2004 and another in 2010. Hudson has 194 careervictories and an ERA of 3.42. Hes 13-5 this season with a 3.76 ERA in 146innings.Pinch hitter Scott Hatteberg: Hattebergs pinch-hit,walk-off home run in that game was one of 15 he hit in 2002. Hatteberg retiredwith the Reds after 2008. He had his best season in 2007, hitting .310. Afterthe As converted him to a first baseman in 2002, Hatteberg remained at theposition for the rest of his career.Pitcher Barry Zito: Though he didnt throw in that game,Zito was an integral part of the As success in 2002, winning 23 games andcapping off the season with a Cy Young Award. Zito stayed with Oakland for four more years before signing aseven-year, 126-million deal with the Giants. He has a 4.51 ERA with theGiants this season and a 10-8 record. Zito needs one more win to match his season-highin six years in San Francisco.After posting an ERA of 3.55 in seven years with the As, Zito has a 4.54 ERAwith the Giants.Pitcher Mark Mulder: Mulder was the third ace of the Asstaff in 2002, winning 19 games with a 3.47 ERA. After five years in Oakland, Mulder wastraded to the Cardinals in December 2004. He retired from St. Louis in 2008 with 103 career victories.Mulder only won 22 more games after leaving the As.