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Champions: The Story of the First Two Oakland A's Dynasties--and the Building of the Third [NOOK Book]

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Three eras of baseball excellence are profiled in this history of the Oakland Athletics by respected columnist Glenn Dickey. From the Charles Finley years of the early 1970s—during which the A’s won five straight divisional championships and three straight World Series—through the power years of Mark McGwire and José Canseco, to the “Moneyball” era of Billy Beane, this retrospective examines the characters and moments that contributed to the Oakland club’s storied history. Fans of the A’s will not want to miss ...

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Champions: The Story of the First Two Oakland A's Dynasties--and the Building of the Third

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Overview

Three eras of baseball excellence are profiled in this history of the Oakland Athletics by respected columnist Glenn Dickey. From the Charles Finley years of the early 1970s—during which the A’s won five straight divisional championships and three straight World Series—through the power years of Mark McGwire and José Canseco, to the “Moneyball” era of Billy Beane, this retrospective examines the characters and moments that contributed to the Oakland club’s storied history. Fans of the A’s will not want to miss out on this book that celebrates the glorious past of their favorite team and looks forward to a promising future.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781623684976
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 7/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 747,754
  • File size: 30 MB
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Meet the Author

Glenn Dickey is a sports columnist for the San Francisco Examiner. He is a former columnist for Pro Football Weekly and for the San Francisco Chronicle, where he worked for more than 30 years. He lives in Oakland, California. Vida Blue is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for nine seasons with the Oakland Athletics. A six-time All Star and three-time World Series Champion, Blue won the 1971 Cy Young and Most Valuable Player awards. He lives in Tracy, California. Joe Morgan is a Hall of Fame second baseman who was a 10-time All Star and five-time Gold Glove Award winner during a 22-season career. In eight seasons with the Cincinnati Reds, he was a two-time World Series champion and was voted the National League Most Valuable Player twice. As an analyst and commentator he has won two sports Emmy Awards and has worked for ABC, NBC, and ESPN. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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