My dad’s newest book was just published, and I shall now shamelessly plug it. Here it is:
About 15 years ago, my father wrote this book:
It was a history of his favorite team, the Philadelphia Athletics. Like many teams in the 1950’s, the Athletics left their East Coast home and thus my father’s heart was broken. The team moved to Kansas City and then Oakland, where they’ve been since 1968. My dad’s new book follows the team’s fortunes after they left Philadelphia. Arguably, the Athletics were even more successful in Oakland than they were in Philadelphia. They were certainly more colorful! Remember these guys?
Charlie O. Finley and his hirsute crew. Rollie Fingers, Catfish Hunter, and Philadelphia native Reggie Jackson! 1970s baseball at its groovy best.
The book tells the entire story of the Athletics franchise from its inception in 1901 to the end of the 2013 season. My dad was hoping the A’s would win the World Series in 2013 to make a fitting finale to his book, but they did not oblige. In any case, the new book would make a great addition to any baseball lover’s library!