The Muscle and Soul of the A's Dynasty

Charles O. Finley, who pays him $135,000 a year to hit and catch baseballs, would not have been amused. Neither would the insurance company that covers his life for $1.7 million. Or his teammates on the Oakland Athletics, who are depending on his play this year for a shot at their third consecutive World Championship. But practical concerns were the last thing on Reggie Jackson's mind. Wearing a cotton tennis hat instead of a crash helmet, the A's slugger tore round the Oakland suburb of San Leandro on a motorcycle. As he...

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