By Bob Warrington When Connie Mack passed away on 8 February 1956, a groundswell of support rose to find a way to perpetuate his memory and establish a lasting tribute to the “Tall Tactician.” A Connie Mack Memorial Committee was created under the chairmanship of Philadelphia merchant and civic leader Arthur C. Kaufmann, and it […]
Archive for November 2005 | Monthly archive page
by Max Silberman The days after Thanksgiving leading up to Christmas are generally joyous but this year the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society learned with great sadness that cancer had taken the life of Vic Power.
By Bob Warrington Now happily ensconced in state-of-the-art Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies are three ballparks removed from the archaic confines of Baker Bowl (officially known as National League Park). Citizens Bank Park, however, will have to be around a long time to surpass the Phillies’ relationship with their ballpark at Broad and Huntingdon […]