Before Moneyball, the Oakland A’s Played Finleyball

Baseball: World Series: Oakland Athletics owner Charlie Finley (green suit) in stands during game vs Cincinnati Reds. Game 5. Oakland, CA 10/20/1972 CREDIT: Walter Iooss Jr. (Photo by Walter Iooss Jr. /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images) (Set Number: X17185 TK5 )
Charlie Finley’s Oakland A’s played as one of two MLB teams to three-peat in the last six decades. But those Athletics remain characterized as much by their eccentricities as their victories. Nancy Finley captures the quirky character of the green-and-gold in Finley Ball: How Two Outsiders Turned the Oakland A’s Into a Dynasty and Changed the Game Forever.