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by Max Silberman A full weekend of baseball and fun hosted by Dr. Steve Harlem began on Friday, October 24 at the Delaware Valley Veterans Home in Northeast Philadelphia. Lou Brissie, pitching star of the late 1940s and war hero visited the residents as is his custom and delighted the audience with baseball stories and […]


by Max Silberman Les (Buster) Mc Crabb made his major league debut pitching for the A’s in 1939 and continued with the team until 1942.and then coached and threw batting practice.      

Chism Family Autographed Baseballs

Doris Chism is shown here viewing the 16 autographed baseballs that have been on loan to the Society is November 1998 when her late husband Ray brought them in and became the first item in the Society’s Museum. There is quite a story behind these baseballs.  

Philly A’s Double Header Weekend


Mike Fesnak Finally Gets his Connie Mack Stamp

Beginning in 2001 the A’s Society’s Mike Fesnak who also serves as president of the Bux-Mont Stamp club has been responsible to send almost 20,000 signatures to the U.S. Postal’s Stamp Advisory Commission requesting they honor legendary Connie Mack on a US Postage stamp. No more than they have done for vegetables, cartoon & comic […]

Philadelphia A’s Society Tentative Plans For A Sports Card & Autograph Convention

Saturday October 25, 2008 Days Inn Easton Road, Rt. 611 Horsham, PA 11 AM – 2 PM  Sunday October 26, 2008   Williamsons Restaurant