On January 16, 1964, American League owners vote down Charlie Finley’s proposed move of the Kansas City A’s to Louisville. The owners, who vote 9-1 against the proposal, also tell Finley the maverick owner is given an ultimatum to sign a lease in Kansas City by February 1 or lose his franchise. Ten days ago, Finley had announced he had signed a two-year deal with Louisville and had plans to shift the franchise there to start playing for the upcoming season

 

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