Fun_People Archive
4 Mar
Charlie Finley Remembered

Date: Mon, 4 Mar 96 13:35:46 -0800
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: Charlie Finley Remembered

Forwarded-by: (Keith Bostic)

	Charles O. Finley (1918 - 1996)

"Oakland is the luckiest city since Hiroshima."
	- Missouri Sen Stuart Symington, when Charlie Finley moved
	  the Kansas City Athletics to Oakland in 1967

"Mr. Finley pointed out I only used one arm."
	- Pitcher Vida Blue, on why he couldn't negotiate more moeny
	  from the A's in 1971

"It took eight hours -- seven and a half just to find his heart."
	- A's pitcher Steve McCatty, on Finley's heart operation in 1981

"Twenty-two out of the 25 guys on our team hate him."
	- Sal Bando in 1974.  He didn't say who the other three were

"Your big problem (is that) you think you're God. You're all wrong about
 that.  I'm God!"
	- Charlie Finley to Reggie Jackson

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