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Bobby Shantz Appeared at the Society Museum

Bobby Shantz appeared at the Society Museum on Saturday, July 14. Over a hundred fans showed up to get autographs and to talk baseball with the 1952 MVP. Thanks to a grant from the Hatboro Federal Savings Bank, the Society was able to organize and to promote this very successful event. We hope to have […]

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Connie Mack’s birth!!

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Connie Mack’s birth. His home town, East Brookfield, Mass., is planning a special celebration on the weekend of September 14-16. It looks it will be a few days of great fun and much baseball talk. The Philadelphia A’s Society supports this event.  

July 14, 2012: Baseball History in Hatboro, Bobby Shantz Signing at the PAHS

July 14, 2012: Baseball History in Hatboro Bobby Shantz Signing at the PAHS On July 14, 2012, Bobby Shantz will be at our museum signing autographs. The time on Saturday will be from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. You can bring an item to get autographed, and we will have other items for sale to […]

Glories of Mack’s Famous Teams

1946 drawing of Shibe Park printed in the Boston Globe. Lots of interesting tidbits throughout. (Original post at ) Click on image to enlarge.    

A’s Spring Training in Anaheim circa 1941 Who do you know in this photo?

Once pitched an inning for the Philadelphia A’s

Babe Didrikson – An Athlete for the Ages by Ted Taylor You can’t win them all — but you can try.      Babe Didrikson Babe Didrikson Zaharias might have been the greatest woman athlete of all time. Certainly she excelled in more sports than any other member of her sex and, though she’s mostly […]

Al Brancato (1919 – 2012)

Albert Brancato (May 29, 1919 – June 14, 2012) was a shortstop and third baseman for the A’s from 1939 to 1941 and again in 1945. He was known to have one of the strongest arms in the American League. Brancato died on June 14, 2012, at age 93 at Sunrise at Granite Run, an […]

Remembering Philadelphia’s first World Series Champs

By PATRICK GORDON – Philadelphia Baseball Review It was a brisk October Sunday afternoon in 1910 at Chicago’s old West Side Park when Athletics pitcher Jack Coombs etched an indelible mark on Philadelphia’s baseball landscape.  The right hander, who had already won Games 2 and 3 of the World Series behind a pair of complete games, was staked to […]

Gus Zernial By Ray Arthur

Gus Zernial, the former major league slugger who settled in Clovis, CA after his 11-year career ended and became a sports broadcaster and one of the Fresno Grizzlies’ biggest advocates, died Thursday after a long illness. He was 87.  Mr. Zernial died at a Fresno hospice care center from the effects of congestive heart failure, […]

Guestbook Entry by Glenn Herbert

I am 52 years old. grew up in Philadelphia my entire life. When I was a child I discovered and adored the Phillies, going to games at Connie Mack. I heard my mother and uncle tell me how they use to work for Jerrold’s Electronics and it was located across the street from Baker Bowl, […]