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The Kansas City Athletics: A Baseball History, 1954-1967
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The Athletics spent thirteen seasons in Kansas City before moving to Oakland – a colorful history despite one of the worst records in baseball history. Even so, many of the players who were part of the world championship teams in … Read More

Hairs vs. Squares: The Mustache Gang, the Big Red Machine, and the Tumultuous Summer of ’72
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Hairs vs. Squares is an ode to an unforgettable season that began with the first major players’ strike in the history of North American sports and ended with a record-setting World Series played by two of the game’s greatest and … Read More

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game (Michael Lewis)
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From the Publisher:  Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. Following the low-budget Oakland Athletics, their larger-than-life general manger, Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts, Michael Lewis has written not only “the … Read More

Charlie Finley: The Outrageous Story of Baseball’s Super Showman
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Before the “Bronx Zoo” of George Steinbrenner and Billy Martin, there were the Oakland Athletics of the early 1970s, one of the most successful, most colorful?and most chaotic?baseball teams of all time. They were all of those things because of … Read More

Lefty Grove: American Original
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Lefty Grove may have been baseball’s best pitcher. He was certainly one of its most interesting. A three-hundred-game winner during 1925–41, he captured an unmatched nine ERA and five winning-percentage titles. While starring for the Philadelphia Athletics he was known … Read More

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