Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Baseball, Charles O. Finley, MLB
Finley, Charles Oscar, 1918-1996; Baseball; Major League Baseball (Organization); World Series (Baseball); Designated hitters (Baseball)
Outrageous. Brilliant. Ignorant. Arrogant. Tasteless. Farsighted. Reactionary. Hilarious. Maddening. Mindless. Creative. Innovative. Destructive. He was all of these. And on Monday when I heard the announcement of his death, I was reminded of how much I enjoyed and how much I was disgusted by Charles Oscar Finley owner of the Kansas City-Oakland Athletics of the American League.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Charles O. Finley Obit" (1996). On Sport and Society. 473.