• Charlie Finley’s Orange Balls

    Posted by on March 29th, 2013 · Comments (1)

    This Date in Baseball History (1973): A’s owner Charlie Finley introduces his newest innovation, the Alert Orange Baseball, in an exhibition game between Oakland and Cleveland. Despite Finley’s claim that the ball will be easier for players and fans to see, it is never used again.

    Orange Balls

    These would have been great in the Homerdome – and maybe useful at Tropicana Field today.

    Comments on Charlie Finley’s Orange Balls

    1. 77yankees
      March 29th, 2013 | 11:10 pm

      Finley was nutty and a renowned cheapskate, but he was years ahead of his time with the marketing & merchandising of the A’s with the green gold & white unis & caps.

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