Wednesday, March 09, 2011

A Bit of Baseball History

Designated Runner: "Charley Finley was a Major League Baseball team owner -- the Kansas City (and after he moved them, Oakland) A's, specifically -- from 1960 to 1981. An innovator with a flair for gimmicky brilliance, Finley was a driving force behind night baseball (now the norm) and employing the designated hitter. But one of his innovative ideas -- a failure, at that -- yielded an odd result: the Major League Baseball career of Herb Washington."

1 comment:

Cap'n Bob said...

After he screwed up the Oakland A's in ther early seventies--when they were winning a bunch of World Series--the fans stayed away from the stadium in droves. Not a popular guy.