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Connie Mack’s Days as a Player With The Washington Nationals

by Bob Warrington Introduction Most baseball fans with a sense of history are aware of the legendary managerial career of Connie Mack—the skipper of the Philadelphia Athletics between 1901-50. Less well known is the fact that Mack also had an 11-year career as a major league baseball player in the late 19th century. Generally regarded […]

Why the Athletics Are Called ‘White Elephants”

by S.O. Grauley Assistant Editor Philadelphia Inquirer    Excerpt from the 1909 Philadelphia A’s Souvenir Program. Muggsy McGraw, once upon a time when the American League was in its infancy, made the now famous remark that Messrs. Shibe and Mack had a White Elephant on their hands in taking hold of the Athletics in this […]