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Eddie Murphy’s Glass Bat

By Bob Warrington In the Corning Glass Museum in Corning, New York, there is on display a baseball bat made out of glass. The narrative card that accompanies the bat reads, “This bat was presented to John Edward Murphy of the Philadelphia Athletics, winners of the 1913 World Series.” Before we tell the story of […]

A’s Society Receives “Rare” 1940 Scorecard

Any paper product that survived the weekly scrap drives of World War ll certainly can be classified as being rare. Check any sports collectibles convention, e-bay ads, flea market tables and you will take note that the sellers of these items place a premium price tag regardless of the condition of the publication. The Society’s […]

New Jersey Honors Its Own

By David Hitchner On Wednesday evening, May 30, 2007 a brief dedication ceremony was held in Roadstown, New Jersey, commemorating the lives and accomplishments of two former major league baseball players who resided there after their playing days had ended. Ironically, Rube Oldring, outfielder for Connie Mack’s Philadelphia Athletics (1906-18) and Leon “Goose” Goslin, hall […]

Two Dedicated Baseball Fans

Wearing their favorite Philadelphia Athletics Al Simmons & Jimmie Foxx uniforms these two dedicated baseball fans drove down from New England on a recent weekend to visit our Hatboro Museum on their way to Citizens Bank Park. Watch this site for their story later.  

AL BRANCATO, FROM SOUTHERN TO SHIBE PARK

by Max Silberman In South Philadelphia, at the corner of Rosewood and Porter stood a grocery store owned by the Brancato family. Mr. and Mrs. Brancato had to come to America from Italy and raised a family of seven children, four boys and three girls. At least with a grocery store, there was always plenty […]