January 6, 1964
Charlie Finley agrees to a two-year deal to move the A’s from Kansas City to Louisville, pending league approval. The league denied his request and the team would stay in Kansas City through the 1967 season.
The team never made the playoffs while in Kansas City. It never even had a winning season. It’s best finish was in 1955 when it finished 6th in the AL.
Four years after the move to Oakland, the A’s would make the playoffs again but lose to Baltimore in the ALCS. However, they would go on to win 3 straight World Series titles from 1972-1974.
Born on this day:
1920 Early Wynn
1926 Ralph Branca
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.