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The Resource Finley ball : how two outsiders turned the Oakland A's into a dynasty and changed the game forever, Nancy Finley

Finley ball : how two outsiders turned the Oakland A's into a dynasty and changed the game forever, Nancy Finley

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Finley ball : how two outsiders turned the Oakland A's into a dynasty and changed the game forever
Title
Finley ball
Title remainder
how two outsiders turned the Oakland A's into a dynasty and changed the game forever
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Finley
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the story of a losing baseball team that became a 1970s dynasty, thanks to the unorthodox strategies and stunts of two very colorful men. When Charlie Finley bought the A's in 1960, he was an outsider to the game-a insurance businessman with a larger-than-life personality. He brought his cousin Carl on as his right-hand man, moved the team from Kansas City to Oakland, and pioneered a new way to put together a winning team. With legendary players like Reggie Jackson, Catfish Hunter, and Vida Blue, the Finleys' Oakland A's won three straight World Series and riveted the nation. Now Carl Finley's daughter Nancy reveals the whole story behind her family's winning legacy-how her father and uncle developed their scouting strategy, why they employed odd gimmicks like orange baseballs and "mustache bonuses," and how the success of the '70s Oakland A's changed the game of baseball"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
796.357/640979466
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV875.O24
LC item number
F56 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Finley ball : how two outsiders turned the Oakland A's into a dynasty and changed the game forever, Nancy Finley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn945556840
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 253 pages
Isbn
9781621574774
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015040963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)945556840
Label
Finley ball : how two outsiders turned the Oakland A's into a dynasty and changed the game forever, Nancy Finley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn945556840
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 253 pages
Isbn
9781621574774
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015040963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)945556840

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