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Why do the A’s wear green? You can thank Charlie Finley | MLB.com

Though many of Finley’s ideas have now faded away into the annals of baseball history—there are no more hot pants days, mules named “Charlie O” or orange baseballs filling your broadcast—the Athletics are synonymous with the green and gold.

When you watch all the green on the field for St. Patricks Day, don’t just thank the 1978 Reds for being the first to start the tradition. Thank Charlie Finley for proving, long before the days of alternate jerseys, that fans do want colorful unis.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 17, 2017 at 05:47 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: athletics, charlie finley, uniforms

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   1. There are no words... (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: March 17, 2017 at 09:20 AM (#5418763)
Banners toted by planes over Riverfront Stadium prior to game 1 of the 1972 WS: "Women's Lib Will Destroy The Family," and "Oakland Has Weird Uniforms." According to Roger Angell, anyway...
   2. You're a clown, RMc! I'm tired of it! Posted: March 17, 2017 at 05:55 PM (#5419110)
Right on both counts.
   3. Vertov Posted: March 17, 2017 at 08:14 PM (#5419148)
This was 40 years ago, but I can still remember Johnny Carson doing his Carnac bit.

Answer - Joe Rudi, Vida Blue, Mother Finley

Question - What would Charley Finley sell for a million dollars?
   4. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: March 18, 2017 at 01:03 AM (#5419181)
Heyooo!

Carson is still the king.

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