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Thursday, September 19, 2013
The A's as presented by Red Foley
I'm currently on vacation. I figure this is a good time to share more from Red Foley's Cartoon History of Baseball. As I've mentioned before, I wish they would update the book - and sell it in trading card form! Today, we look at the Oakland A's.
1977: The A's are so bad the cartoon panel references them as the Z's. The '55, '60, '68, and '73 cartoons are pretty good, but I really enjoy the panels highlighting LaRussa's team's rise to power (and the small footnote mentioning Henderson's stolen base record, possibly added in just before printing).