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Update on A's Dynasty Book

Bruce Markusen is one of the leading historians of Oakland A’s baseball. His research has been very helpful over the years and he has updated his marvelous book about the A’s Dynasty in the early 70’s.

Click “Read More” to learn about the update and how to purchase the book.

Thanks, Bruce, for another fine work.

Marty LurieA Baseball Dynasty: Charlie Finley’s Swingin’ A’s, authored by Bruce Markusen, tells the story of Oakland’s colorful, controversial, and highly successful teams of the early 1970s. The winner of the Society for American Baseball Research’s Seymour Medal as the best baseball book of 1998, this newly released edition contains added interviews with A’s stars Joe Rudi, Gene Tenace, Jim “Mudcat” Grant, and John “Blue Moon” Odom. Other new material includes updated and expanded accounts from the raucous 1972 regular season and World Series—in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the team known as the “Mustache Gang”—year-by-year statistical summaries of Oakland’s dynastic run, and newsmaking headlines from the turbulent 1970s.

A Baseball Dynasty: Charlie Finley’s Swingin’ A’s, new in December of 2002, can be special ordered over the web at Also look for the book at and at major bookstores throughout the United States. To order a copy of the book directly from the publisher, send a letter and/or a check in the amount of $23.20 (to cover the cost of the book, plus shipping and handling) to St. Johann Press at PO Box 241, Haworth, NJ 07641.

1 comment

1 Anonymous { 01.03.03 at 6:50 pm }

When did the A’s first wear white shoes? My friend claims it was their first year here in 1968.

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