Archive for March 2001 | Monthly archive page

Philadelphia Athletics Pitcher Lefty Grove

  Including his World Series output that year, Lefty Grove won 30 games and lost just six in 1930 (a half-dozen of his wins came in relief). Grove also rang up nine saves, as he toed the rubber in 53 contests. Heywood Broun once wrote: “When danger beckoned thickens, it was always Grove who stood […]

Twilight Teams-The Unthinkable

by Max Silberman For over 50 years no major league franchise had moved, so it came as quite a shock when the 1952 Boston Braves moved to Milwaukee. The following season, the 1953 St.Louis Browns moved to Baltimore so it was not a complete surprise when our beloved Philadelphia Athletics transferred to Kansas City after […]

Little Nel The Nellie Fox Story

by David Gough and Jim Bard Reviewed by Max Silberman   David Gough and Jim Bard have produced a book about Nellie Fox that goes well beyond his baseball career and introduces the reader to a very fine human being who happened to play baseball.  

An Athletics and Phillies World Series: How Close Did They Come?

by Bob Warrington   Introduction Between the first World Series in 1903 and the Athletics departure from Philadelphia after the 1954 season, the A’s and Phillies had over 50 opportunities to play each other in the Fall Classic. They never did, of course, but it’s intriguing to wonder, “How close did Philadelphia ever come to […]