Oakland Seals logo - fair use from WikipediaThe Oakland Seals were an NHL hockey team that was based in Oakland from 1967 to 1976. They were owned by Charlie Finley from 1970 to 1975, during which time they were known as the California Golden Seals.

Finley was excited about having another sports franchise in addition to the Oakland A's, but his cousin Carl Finley (who did much of the work of running the team) wanted to focus on one team at a time. Being a fan of bright colors, Charlie Finley made the team colors green and gold similar to the Oakland A's.

Name League Owner Location Years
San Francisco Seals WHL Coley Hall San Francisco 1961-1966
California Seals WHL Barry van Gerbig Oakland 1966-1967
California Seals NHL " Oakland 1967
Oakland Seals NHL " Oakland 1967-1970
California Golden Seals NHL Charlie Finley Oakland 1970-1975
California Golden Seals NHL Mel Swig Oakland 1976
Cleveland Barons NHL " Cleveland, OH 1976-1978

The Wikipedia page on Krazy George Henderson says Henderson was hired in the early 1970s to be a cheerleader for the Seals; during a 1974 match, his antics attracted the attention of a PR exec from the then new San Jose Earthquakes soccer team.

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California Golden Seals - fair use from Wikipedia