The A's: A Baseball History

The A's: A Baseball History

by David M. Jordan

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The A's: A Baseball History by David M. Jordan

This is a straightforward history of the Athletics franchise, from its Connie Mack years in Philadelphia with teams featuring Eddie Collins, Chief Bender, Jimmy Foxx, Mickey Cochrane and Lefty Grove, through its 13 years in Kansas City, under Arnold Johnson and Charles O. Finley, and on to its great years in Oakland—with the three World Series wins featuring Catfish Hunter, Reggie Jackson, Sal Bando and Vida Blue, and the conflicts with Finley—as well as the less successful seasons that followed, then the Series sweep in 1989, and ending up with the unusual operation of the club by Billy Beane.

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ISBN-13: 9780786477814
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 01/27/2014
Pages: 252
Sales rank: 742,911
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

A longtime Philadelphia baseball fan, David M. Jordan is a retired attorney and the author of nine books on the Civil War, political events, and baseball.

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