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The Resource Dynastic, bombastic, fantastic : Reggie, Rollie, Catfish, and Charlie Finley's swingin' A's, Jason Turbow

Dynastic, bombastic, fantastic : Reggie, Rollie, Catfish, and Charlie Finley's swingin' A's, Jason Turbow

Label
Dynastic, bombastic, fantastic : Reggie, Rollie, Catfish, and Charlie Finley's swingin' A's
Title
Dynastic, bombastic, fantastic
Title remainder
Reggie, Rollie, Catfish, and Charlie Finley's swingin' A's
Statement of responsibility
Jason Turbow
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Oakland A's of the early 1970s were the most transformative team in baseball history. Never before had an entire organization so collectively traumatized baseball's establishment with its outlandish behavior and business decisions, let alone an indisputably winning record: five consecutive division titles and three straight championships. The drama that played out on the field was exceeded only by the drama in the clubhouse and front office. But those A's, with their garish uniforms and outlandish facial hair, redefined the game for coming generations. Under the visionary leadership of owner Charles O. Finley, the team assembled such luminaries as Reggie Jackson, Catfish Hunter, Rollie Fingers, and Vida Blue. Finley acted as his own general manager, his insatiable need for control dictating everything from the playlist of the ballpark organist to the menu for the media lounge. So pervasive was his meddling that one of his managers, Dick Williams, quit in the middle of the championship celebration following Oakland's Game 7 victory over the Mets in the 1973 World Series. The advent of free agency spelled the end of Finley's reign; within two years, his dynasty was lost. A sprawling, brawling history of one of baseball’s unforgettable teams, Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic is a paean to a turbulent, magical time
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Turbow, Jason
Dewey number
796.357/640979466
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Finley, Charles Oscar
  • Oakland Athletics (Baseball team)
  • Baseball
Target audience
general
Label
Dynastic, bombastic, fantastic : Reggie, Rollie, Catfish, and Charlie Finley's swingin' A's, Jason Turbow
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 348-371) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 386 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780544303171
Lccn
2016043921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)953744159
Label
Dynastic, bombastic, fantastic : Reggie, Rollie, Catfish, and Charlie Finley's swingin' A's, Jason Turbow
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 348-371) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 386 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780544303171
Lccn
2016043921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)953744159

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