Alfredo Griffin was traded after Weiss had shown he could handle the A's shortstop
job. Weiss went on to win the Rookie of the Year award in 1988, the third straight
Oakland player to do so, as the A's won the AL pennant. Known primarily for his steady
fielding, he made a costly error in Game Four of the World Series, letting in a run
in the third inning when Mike Davis's liner went off his glove in a game the A's
lost 4-3 to the Dodgers. After hitting .250 in 1988, his average plummeted in 1989.