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Former Player and Manager Eddie Joost to Share Memories at Hall of Fame

Two-Time All-Star Coming to Cooperstown August 7 (COOPERSTOWN, NY): Former big league All-Star shortstop Eddie Joost, who managed the Philadelphia Athletics in their final season in 1954, will share his baseball memories at 1 p.m. August 7 in Cooperstown as part of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Legends Series.

LEROY WHEAT DIES AT 78

by Max Silberman Leroy Wheat, 78, who pitched for the A’s in Philadelphia in 1954 and Kansas City in 1955 died July 29 at a hospital near his Florida home.            

Thomas A. Ippolite, Sr.

Thomas Ippolite, Sr. of Westville, N.J., a South Jersey Baseball Hall of Fame inductee and former A-ball pitcher with the Connie Mack Philadelphia A’s, died at home on July 19, 2008, after valiantly fighting a long illness. He was 83.    

KC A’s to Reunite at CommunityAmerica Ballpark

The Kansas City Athletics Baseball Team Appreciation and Reunion Day hosted by the T-Bones and Sports Radio 810 WHB is planned for August 16, 2008, at CommunityAmerica Ballpark, 1800 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. There will be a public autograph signing with the players from 2-5p.m. at the stadium followed by an introduction of […]

Dedication of “GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT HANCOCK SQUARE “

Date: July 23, 2008 @ 12:15 pm rain or shine    Main & Swede Streets Norristown Join the Montgomery County Commissioners along with the Department of Parks & Heritage Services, the Historical Society of Montgomery County, the WS Hancock Society and the Norristown Preservation Association as Courthouse Square is dedicated to General Winfield Scott Hancock a […]

A’s Society at CBP!

August 9-10 is the Phillies’ Alumni Weekend, and as part of the festivities dedicated to looking back at Philadelphia’s rich baseball history, the A’s Society will occupy two tables in the First Base Plaza on the Main Concourse at CBP. Phillies’ and Athletics’ artifacts will be on display, and information will be handed out to […]

Eddie Joost in Cooperstown!

Eddie Joost will be at the Hall of Fame on August 7, 2008 to talk about his remarkable career in major league baseball. He will appear in the Bullpen Theater at 1 pm to discuss his career and answer questions from the audience.