Archive for June 2008 | Monthly archive page

PORTER VAUGHAN PASSES AWAY

by Max Silberman Former Athletics pitcher Porter Vaughan departed this life on July 30, 2008 at the age of 89.        

Tony Risi Passes Away June 22, 2008

by Max Silberman It is with the deepest sorrow that the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society announces that its long time Treasurer Tony Risi departed this life on June 22, 2008 following a long and valiant battle against cancer and heart disease.  

BERT SHEPARD DEAD AT 87

by Max Silberman Several years back, the theme of one of our annual reunions was a salute to veterans of World War Two highlighted by Hall of Famer Bob Feller.      

Lou Brissie Visits Vets

Lou Brissie during one of his weekly visits to a Veterans Hospital in South Carolina. Shown here with Lou left to right are: Kevin Holley of Trenton, South Carolina, & Nick Walker of Bath South Carolina. Lou speaks to all of the veterans, signs autographs and giveaways as well, like baseballs & his Hartland Figurine. […]

A’S COLLECTORS FIND EBAY HELPFUL

Historic baseball takes home in Cape

By TRUDI GILFILLIAN Staff Writer, 609-463-6716 Published: Tuesday, June 03, 2008 The Press of Atlantic City A baseball signed by the 1927 Philadelphia Athletics like Ty Cobb and Lefty Grove was presented to Margaret Mace Elementary School in North Wildwood. It’s linked to the town because it once belonged to former Mayor George Redding. North Wildwood […]

MICKEY VERNON TO APPEAR LIVE IN NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA

DATE: June 9, 2008  TIME: 6pm to 7pm PLACE: Chickie’s and Pete’s, Notheast Philadelphia  RADIO: WBCB 1490 AM