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The 1913 World Champion Athletics – Part I

By Bob Warrington Introduction 1912 was a bad year for the Philadelphia Athletics. With back-to-back world championships in 1910-11, most baseball observers thought the A’s were odds-on favorites to win their third title in a row.  

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SCOTT IRWIN PASSES AWAY

by Max Silberman   Philadelphia baseball fans old enough to remember the late 1940s will recall Scotty Irwin, a local boy who served as batboy for both the Phillies and the A’s.    

Shibe Park’s Scoreboard

By Bob Warrington   When Shibe Park opened in 1909, it was hailed then, and is justly remembered now, as the first of a series of classic ballparks that dominated and symbolized Major League baseball in the 20th century. Shibe Park reflected the apex of modern technology, as it was then understood, from reinforced concrete […]