The A’s began the 1990s right where they left off in the 1980s, making their third straight appearance in the Fall Classic. In spite of assembling a 103 win powerhouse that featured two 35+ home run sluggers (Canseco and McGwire), a .325 average and 65 steals from Rickey Henderson, and 49 combined victories from Dave Stewart and Bob Welch (the AL Cy Young winner), the A’s were swept by the underdog Cincinnati Reds in the World Series. 701 more words