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The “Swingin’ A’s”

August 28, 2016

The Oakland Athletics of the early 1970’s were one of baseball’s best teams in its long history.

They were flamboyant both on and off the field and won 3 straight World Series crowns from (1972-1974).

Oakland won 5 straight division crowns, legitimate one quarter titles from (1971-1975) before free agency decimated this great team.

Such greats as yes their owner Charlie Finley, Reggie Jackson and Fury “Gene” Tenace all contributed mightily to a great run by the A’s,

The great run would have lasted longer had not the fact balance in sports mattered less, causing greats to be lost to the A’s team, with not even remotely fair player compensation.

 

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Click below to listen to the great A’s broadcaster Monte Moore play by play account of the end of game 5 of the 1972 ALCS between the A’s and Detroit Tigers.

Wild last inning of 1972 ALCS A’s at Tigers

 

 

 

 

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