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Thomas “Pap” Paprocki — Rembrandt of the Sportspages

by Ronnie Joyner During the first half of the 20th century, a period when newspapers thrived because television had yet to take over as the dominant means by which Americans got their news, sports cartoonists thrived, some reaching levels of popularity usually reserved for the athletes that they illustrated.

1911 – 2011: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the1911 World Champion Philadelphia Athletics

The Philadelphia Athletics cruised to the American League pennant in 1911, beating out the second-place Detroit Tigers by 13 and a half games. Led by the pitching of Jack Coombs (28 wins), Eddie Plank (22 wins), Chief Bender (17 wins), and Cy Morgan (15 wins), and the bats of Eddie Collins (.365 BA), Frank Baker […]

The Mack-Carter TV Interview – A Baseball First?

The Mack-Carter TV Interview – A Baseball First? By Bob Warrington Collecting baseball photography has grown in popularity in recent years. All of the major auction houses feature baseball photography in their catalogues, and prices can range from quite modest for images of ordinary players to incredibly expensive for photos of major stars of yesteryear. […]

Sam Chapman Memorial Dedication

June 2, 2012 Curt Simmons Day

Bobby Shantz Signing May 19, 2012

 

A’s Lose another Former Player: Allie Clark (1923-2012)

Former A’s player, Alfred Aloysius “Allie” Clark (June 16, 1923 – April 2, 2012) who was a Major leaguer for the NY Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Athletics, and the White Sox passed away last Sunday at the age of 88.  

Baseball mourns passing of Dave Philley, 91, one of the game’s greats

  Dave Philley, a switch-hitting outfielder who still holds the major league record for most consecutive pinch hits, died Thursday in his hometown of Paris at the age of 91.

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Former Phillies greats attend signing at Horsham hotel

Bill White, center, a former Major League baseball player with the Giants, Cardinals and Phillies, and former president of the National League from 1989 to 1994, listens intently as a fan describes one of his favorite memories during a book-signing event Saturday sponsored by the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society at the Days Inn in Horsham. […]