Kansas City Athletics CTNW Favorites #4
The Athletics 13 years in Kansas City began in 1955 with a Hall of Famer Lou Boudreau as skipper. It also ended in 1967 with a Hall of Famer as manager, Luke Appling. In between there were several coaches and managers who are immortalized in Cooperstown. Burleigh Grimes, Johnny Mize, Joe Gordon, Gabby Harnett and Whitey Herzog. Unfortunately the talent from the dugout never translated to talent on the field. The Kansas City A's had a lifetime record of 829-1224. That's an average of 64-94! They would average 30 games under .500 over 13 years.