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August 23, 1980 > Colorful owner Charlie Finley sells the Oakland A's to the Levi Strauss company for nearly $13 million. During Finley's reign in Oakland, the A's won three consecutive World Championships. Finley also influenced the adoption of the designated hitter rule, World Series night games and multi-colored uniforms.