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Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic : Reggie, Rollie, Catfish, and Charlie Finley's Swingin' A's - Reprint

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“An exciting and engrossing book with stories that are worth telling. This work will engage fans of Charlie O. Finley and the Oakland Athletics, along with anyone captivated by baseball history.” Library Journal, starred review
 
The Oakland A’s of the early 1970s: Never before had an entire organization so collectively traumatized baseball’s establishment with its outlandish behavior and business decisions. The high drama that played out on the field—five straight division titles and three straight championships—was exceeded only by the drama in the clubhouse and front office.
            Under the visionary leadership of owner Charles O. Finley, the team assembled such luminary figures as Reggie Jackson, Catfish Hunter, Rollie Fingers, and Vida Blue, and with garish uniforms and revolutionary facial hair, knocked baseball into the modern age. Finley’s insatiable need for control—he was his own general manager and dictated everything from the ballpark organist’s playlist to the menu for the media lounge—made him ill-suited for the advent of free agency. Within two years, his dynasty was lost.
            A sprawling, brawling history of one of the game’s most unforgettable teams, Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic is a paean to the sport’s most turbulent, magical team, during one of major league baseball’s most turbulent, magical times.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 386
Genre: Sports + Recreation, Biography + Autobiography
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author: Jason Turbow
Language: English
Street Date: September 4, 2018
TCIN: 53771067
UPC: 9781328570079
Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-1250
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