By John E. Peterson
This paintings offers the particularly brief historical past of the Kansas urban franchise from 1954, whilst Arnold Johnson bought the Philadelphia Athletics and moved the crew to Kansas urban as a result monetary advantages the town supplied, to 1967, whilst Charles Finley moved the group to Oakland (after unsuccessful makes an attempt to maneuver it to Dallas, Atlanta, Louisville, Milwaukee and Seattle). within the Fifties, the staff used to be known as “a Yankee farm staff” due to the quite a few trades with the Yankees that favorite the latter. the writer re-evaluates those trades and concludes that they weren't as one-sided as formerly proposal and very did profit the workforce. the writer additionally conscientiously considers Charles Finley’s intentions to maintain the staff in Kansas urban and his purposes for having to maneuver them to Oakland.