Archive for December 2006 | Monthly archive page

Jimmie Foxx, Jr. Dies

  Dan Loparco has informed the A’s Society that Jimmie Foxx, Jr. died in his sleep on December 29, 2006.            

SOL CARTER DEAD AT 98

by Max Silberman   Sol Carter, the last surviving member of the 1931 Athletics, departed this life on December 23, 2006 on his 98th birthday.  

SAM CHAPMAN DEAD AT 90

by Max Silberman The joy of the Christmas season was somewhat diminished when the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society learned of the passing of Sam Chapman.        

JIMMY DYKES…A PHILADELPHIA STORY

by Dale B. Smith   James Joseph Dykes was born November 10, 1896 in the City of Brotherly Love. Nearly 80 years later he would die there on June 15, 1976, just days short of the nation’s 200th anniversary. What he did in between those years speaks well of Philadelphia’s native son.  

Irvin G. Hall Dies at 88

“Article courtesy of the Baltimore Sun” By Frederick N. Rasmussen Irvin G. Hall (Age 88) Longtime Hillendale resident was an infielder with the Philadelphia Athletics.