The A's announced on Tuesday the team will honor seven members as the first class of the Athletics Hall of Fame on Sept. 5.
Baseball Hall of Famers Dennis Eckersley, Rickey Henderson, Catfish Hunter, and Reggie Jackson will be joined by Dave Stewart and former A's owner Charlie Finley in the first class of the team Hall of Fame.
Immortalizing our heroes of #HeroTown. Dennis Eckersley, Rollie Fingers, Rickey Henderson, Jim "Catfish" Hunter, Reggie Jackson, Dave Stewart, and Charlie Finley will be inducted as members of the inaugural class of the Athletics Hall of Fame on 9/5. https://t.co/prUe0C0Xbc pic.twitter.com/tB6OxY5oPZ— Oakland Athletics 🌳🐘⚾️ (@Athletics) August 14, 2018
The seven members will be honored during a pregame ceremony at the Coliseum when the A's host the Yankees.
"Our franchise is built on the history of legends. The Athletics Hall of Fame allows us to recognize the individuals who have shaped our identity and brought us success," A's president Dave Kaval said in a statement. "We are honored to celebrate Eck, Rollie, Rickey, Catfish, Reggie, Stew, and Finley as our inaugural class."
Each year, the A's will induct a new class into the Athletics Hall of Fame as voted by a committee. In the future, Hall of Fame members will be honored with a display at the Coliseum.