Archive for the ‘Necrology’ Category

Joseph L.Higgins Esq. Society Legal Counsel Dies

Joseph L. Higgins, 68, the pro bono attorney who successfully led the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society through the early stages of its formation, died suddenly on Monday, March 20, 2007, at his home in Rosemont, PA .    

EMIL MAILHO DEAD AT 97

by Max Silberman   Emil “Lefty” Mailho spent one year in the major leagues with the Philadelphia Athletics in 1936 but played pro ball from 1930 until 1946, mostly in the Pacific Coast League and the Southern Association.  

BUDDY HANCKEN 92

by Max Silberman This writer never met Buddy Hancken but he was my very good friend. Over the years we maintained a correspondence by mail and he was very proud and honored to be a member of the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society.  

Jimmie Foxx, Jr. Dies

  Dan Loparco has informed the A’s Society that Jimmie Foxx, Jr. died in his sleep on December 29, 2006.            

SOL CARTER DEAD AT 98

by Max Silberman   Sol Carter, the last surviving member of the 1931 Athletics, departed this life on December 23, 2006 on his 98th birthday.  

SAM CHAPMAN DEAD AT 90

by Max Silberman The joy of the Christmas season was somewhat diminished when the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society learned of the passing of Sam Chapman.        

Irvin G. Hall Dies at 88

“Article courtesy of the Baltimore Sun” By Frederick N. Rasmussen Irvin G. Hall (Age 88) Longtime Hillendale resident was an infielder with the Philadelphia Athletics.        

EDDIE MAYO, 96

by Max Silberman Eddie Mayo was the 8th oldest living major leaguer when he passed away on November 28th, 2006 at the age of 96.      

PETE SUDER DEAD AT 90

by Max Silberman “Joost to Suder to Fain” is well known to all A’s fans. Sadly, Pete Suder has departed this life shortly following the death of his wife Mimi.        

Barbara Jordan Wife of A’s Society President dies at 73

  Barbara Lee James Jordan of Jenkintown died peacefully Tuesday, August 15, 2006.