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Charlie Finley to be Honored on Bridge

(La Porte, IN) - A bridge is going to be named after a famous professional baseball figure from La Porte.  The late Charlie Finley will have his name posted on the Johnson Road bridge over the Indiana Toll Road.


Finley used to own the Oakland A’s.  He was owner when the A’s won three consecutive World Series in the early 70’s and when the team was moved to Oakland from Kansas City in the 60's. 


Finley owned a home not far from the bridge that will be dedicated in his honor.  He died in 1996.


Finley was also famous for coming up with an orange baseball so it could be seen better during night games.  The orange baseball was never put into play.

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