In the 1970s the A's used to have fireworks for homeruns but then they stopped. What was the reason? I want to see fireworks at A's games.?
- KathyLv 72 months ago
Probably cost them too much money.
- 18 gibbs 20Lv 72 months ago
As with most businesses, it comes down to cost. Not enough people feel the way you do to make them worthwhile.
- unclesoxLv 62 months ago
I'm from that generation (saw my first game in '74) so I remember those fireworks.
Total guess on my part but it likely was the work of then-owner Charles Finley. He came up with all sorts of gimmicks to help create a fun atmosphere for fans attending A's games during that time.
From parading his donkey "Charlie O" around the field pre-game to having a rag-time/jazz band entertaining fans during the game to fireworks going off for every A's home run to various promotion days including "Hot Pants Day".
Finley was a one-of-a-kind owner, for better or worse.