Archive for April 2009 | Monthly archive page

A’s Society Display at the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia

Betsy Ross House 239 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 www.betsyrosshouse.org

We’re SORRY, SOOOOO SORRY

  In early March we were approached by a representative of the Washington Nationals who advised us they the team would like to honor us at their opening day On April 13th as they opened their home team season against the Phillies. We were quoted a group rate of $24 per ticket in their section […]

ABINGTON CUB Pack 1 VISITS MUSEUM

  15 members of the Abington Cub Pack 1 Den 1 were the Society’s guest on Wednesday evening May 27th. The are shown here enjoying a TV replay of the Abbott & Costello “WHO’S on FIRST” routine .A regular item of entertainment for our youthful visitors. Refreshments were served by the Society.  

GENE HANDLEY PASSES AWAY AT 94

By Dave Jordan On April 12, 2009 – Easter Sunday, Eugene Louis “Gene” Handley passed away, reducing the number of living Philadelphia Athletics players to 52.        

Columbia Park was the first home of the Athletics

By Rich Westcott For a ballpark that had such a short lifespan, Columbia Park played a prominent role in the evolution of major league baseball in Philadelphia. The park functioned as a major league stadium for just eight seasons starting in 1901. During that period, however, it helped to give birth to a new league, […]

Jenkintown Troop # 210 Visits Hatboro Museum

Frank Depman, Sean Davis, Justin McGinnis & Ted Foley all members of Jenkintown webloes troop # 210 enjoyed a fun filled visit to the A’s Society Museum on Monday evening May 11th. They were especially entertained watching a video replay of the Abbot & Costello “WHO’s on First” routine. Additonally, they were awarded several door […]