Archive for the ‘Necrology’ Category

Autographed Photos of Deceased Players

         

RUTH MACK CLARK CONNIE MACK’S 99 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER PASSES AWAY

Details for her services are not yet available but will appear this week in probably the Philadelphia Inquirer amongst other local papers.  Ms. Clark was a huge dedicated supporter of the Society and until her health started to fail a few years ago attended practically all of the Society events.  Her daughter Alice Cunningham advises […]

Society Saddened by the Death of Joe Astroth

Society Saddened by the Death of Joe Astroth, click here to download story.

Charlie Bubba Harris Passes Away

On January 12, 2013, Charles “Bubba” Harris, Jr. passed away in Nobleton, Florida.  He was a World War II vet and made it to the majors in 1948 to pitch for the Philadelphia Athletics. http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Bubba_Harris

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 […]

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.

John C. Dixon Jr. “Sonny” Passes Away

Mr. Dixon, 87, lifelong resident of the Steele Creek Community of Charlotte, NC, passed away, Saturday morning, November 19, 2011 at Carolinas Medical Center – Main.    

FRANK JOSEPH FANOVICH JR DIES

Frank was a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Cincinnati Reds during the 1949 season and the Philadelphia Athletics during the 1953 season.    

EDDIE JOOST PASSES ON

For an old Philadelphia Athletics fan, this piece is one of the hardest to write, for in many ways Eddie Joost personified the post-World War II Athletics. Eddie passed away on April 12, 2011, after having been in hospice care for some time.