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The 1915 Philadelphia Phillies: National League Champions!

A New Beginning   “This is not a sixth place ball club,” said Phillies’ new manager Pat Moran at the team’s 1915 spring training camp in St. Petersburg, Florida. Referring to the club’s disappointing finish the previous year, Moran sensed that he had a pennant contender on his hands and knew it was his job […]

Old Man Booze at Shibe Park/Connie Mack Stadium

By Bob Warrington Background Baseball has always had an uneasy relationship with alcohol. In the last quarter of the 19th century when organized baseball was struggling to become established, sharply different views existed about alcohol’s place in the sport. William Hulbert, who championed the idea of forming the National League and served as its second […]

A’S FAMILY GROWS SMALLER – Ray Poole Dies

by Max Silberman The Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society constantly monitors various websites to keep our list of living Athletics players current.