Baseball: Nay for Quality

The fascinating thing about Charles O. Finley, 49, is the way he brings out the worst in other people. In the seven years that Millionaire Finley has owned the Kansas City Athletics, he has managed—accidentally or deliberately—to raise more dust than a prairie twister. Managers have violently disagreed with him, players have rebelled, fans have hanged him in effigy. Those incidents were nothing compared with the howler that hit last week when Finley's fellow American League owners voted to 1) allow him to move the Athletics to Oakland, Calif., next season, and 2)...

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