This day in baseball: The end of the Philadelphia A’s

On October 28, 1954, major league owners voted against the sale of the Philadelphia Athletics to a hometown syndicate. A week later, the Mack family would sell controlling interest for the team to Arnold Johnson, who would then move the A’s to Kansas City.

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2 Comments on “This day in baseball: The end of the Philadelphia A’s”

  1. wkkortas says:

    At that time Kansas City was the home of a Yankee farm team, a tradition which would continue for much of the A’s tenure there.


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