Archive for July 2007 | Monthly archive page

More Losses Than Wins

By Bob Warrington On July 15, 2007, the Philadelphia Phillies achieved everlasting ignominy by losing their 10,000 game in franchise history, becoming the first club in any professional sport in North America to do so. On that date, the Phillies’ all-time record stood at 8,810 – 10,000, a winning percentage of .468. Having played baseball […]

New Jersey Honors Its Own

By David Hitchner On Wednesday evening, May 30, 2007 a brief dedication ceremony was held in Roadstown, New Jersey, commemorating the lives and accomplishments of two former major league baseball players who resided there after their playing days had ended. Ironically, Rube Oldring, outfielder for Connie Mack’s Philadelphia Athletics (1906-18) and Leon “Goose” Goslin, hall […]

Two Dedicated Baseball Fans

Wearing their favorite Philadelphia Athletics Al Simmons & Jimmie Foxx uniforms these two dedicated baseball fans drove down from New England on a recent weekend to visit our Hatboro Museum on their way to Citizens Bank Park. Watch this site for their story later.  

AL BRANCATO, FROM SOUTHERN TO SHIBE PARK

by Max Silberman In South Philadelphia, at the corner of Rosewood and Porter stood a grocery store owned by the Brancato family. Mr. and Mrs. Brancato had to come to America from Italy and raised a family of seven children, four boys and three girls. At least with a grocery store, there was always plenty […]