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Finley, Charles O.locked

(22 February 1918–19 February 1996)
  • Thomas W. Collins Jr.

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Finley, Charles O. (22 February 1918–19 February 1996), baseball team owner, was born Charles Oscar Finley in Ensley, Alabama, the son of Oscar Finley, a steelworker, and Burmah Finley (maiden name unknown). A born salesman, he later recalled that as a child he devised a scheme by which he purchased discolored eggs for five cents a dozen and resold them for fifteen cents a dozen. One year he won a bicycle from a publishing company for selling 12,000 ...

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