Archive for August 2002 | Monthly archive page

Woody Wheaton Remembered

By David Jordan Elwood Pierce Wheaton, lefthanded all the way, was born in Philadelphia in 1914, played in 37 games for the Athletics, seven in the outfield at the end of the 1943 season, then thirty games in 1944, eleven of them as a pitcher. In the early 1980s, Woody sat down and talked with […]

And The Winner Is……Indian Bob Johnson

  by Dale B. Smith   If Major League Baseball ever decided to hand out an award for best performance by a ballplayer on a perennial last place team, the hands down winner should be the Philadelphia Athletics’ Bob Johnson. Perhaps never has such a talented player suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune […]