Alvin Dark, one of ten managers who have been fired by Charles O. Finley, was the last-minute choice yesterday to manage the Oakland A's this season.
"Yes, he has been manager of this club before. Yes, he was fired. Yes, he is back to manage this club. Yes, he expects to be fired again some day," A's owner Finley said with a smile as he announced the return of Dark.
Dark, now 52, managed the A's in 1966 and part of 1967 when they resided in Kansas City before Finely fired him.
Dark, who signed a one-year contract with the A's, has been out of baseball since mid-1971, when he was fired as Cleveland Indians' manager.