Archive for March 2009 | Monthly archive page

HERMAN FRANKS DEAD AT 95

by Max Silberman   Herman Franks, former major leaguer with the Cardinals,Dodgers, Athletics (1947-48) and the Giants passed away at 95 years of age.

JOOST AND COMPANY SET RECORD

by Max Silberman   Following World War II, the A’s made their last great run at the pennant, competing until Labor Day in 1948.  

RUTH MACK CLARK CELEBRATES NUMBER 95

The A’s Society was represented by chairman Dave Jordan, his wife Jean, and Commissioner Carl Goldberg at a gala birthday party on March 21 for Ruth Mack Clark, Connie Mack’s only surviving child. The party at Williamson’s Restaurant in Horsham celebrated Ruth’s 95th and was arranged by her daughter Alice Cunningham. Forty guests, most of […]

A’s Society & MH Frame and Art Gallery of Warminster, PA

Auction of 100 Plus Lots & Autograph Session Special Guests – MINNIE MINOSO, SPOOK JACOBS, TONY TAYLOR and CHOLLY NARANJO SATURDAY APRIL 25   DAYS INN in HORSHAM, PA  

Spook Jacobs Steals the Show at the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society Cuban Baseball Celebration

  Forrest “Spook” Jacobs is back stealing again; this time it’s not bases, but the spotlight from two prominent former Major Leaguers. 9-time All-Star Minnie Minoso and 19 year veteran Tony Taylor, as well as former Pirate Cholly Naranjo spoke the highest praises of “Spook” Jacobs at the recent Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society tribute to […]

Yo, Philly, Play Ball!

A celebration of Baseball’s Greatest Song, Greatest Team, and Greatest Organ. St. Malachy’s Roman Catholic Church hosts a Vaudeville-style celebration in honor of Philadelphia’s Own Jack Norworth, writer of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” Sunday April 5th, 4 p.m. St Malachy’s Roman Catholic Church 1429 N 11th St (just 2 blocks north of Girard)  Philadelphia, PA 19122  (215) […]

Torah Academy and Lou Brissie Visit

The Torah Academy located in Wynnewood, Pa was the site of the Lou Brissie’s presentation to the school’s general assembly on Friday March 6, 2009 prior to his visit to the A’s Society on Saturday March 7th. Arrangements made through principal Rabbi Schmuel Jablon & Mr. Lou Brissie.        

The Corporal was a Pitcher

The Corporal was a Pitcher Foreword by Tom Brokaw Hard Cover with 253 pages Book SIGNED by Lou Brissie and author Ira Berkow $24.95  

SPOOK JACOBS DOES PRIVATE SIGNING IN A’S SOCIETY MUSEUM

Friday, March 26th was a very special day in the Society’s Hatboro Facility. Former A’s favorite made a surprise visit from his Milford, Delaware home to personally sign all 120 of the newly designed Spook Jacobs Hartland figurines. Last in the series of former Athletics favorites.