Archive for October 2007 | Monthly archive page

A Baseball Plant Tour

By Bob Warrington In 1927, an old friend and an old antagonist joined the Philadelphia Athletics’ roster. Eddie Collins and Ty Cobb, fired as managers of the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers, respectively, after the 1926 season, both signed to play with the A’s in 1927.  

MICKEY RUTNER DEAD AT 88

by Max Silberman Mickey Rutner, third baseman for the 1947 Athletics died October 17 in Austin, TX at the age of 88.    

JIMMIE FOXX: FOREVER YOUNG

by Dale B. Smith It is hard to believe that on October 22, 2007 Jimmie Foxx will be 100 years old. If you happen to visit him in his birthplace of Sudlersville, Maryland, you will swear that he doesn’t look a day over 30.

EDDIE COLLINS: WHITE ELEPHANTS AND BLACK SOX

by Dale B. Smith   The Chicago White Sox victory in the 2005 World Series represented a cleansing of sorts. Gone was the curse of the 1919 Black Sox and perhaps no player in baseball heaven could have been more happy to “move on” than Eddie Collins.