Connie Mack’s Philadelphia Athletics Championship Teams 1901-1954

The 1902 American League Champion Philadelphia Athletics

Philadelphia Athletics 1902 – Athletics win their first American League Championship. Because of disputes with the rival National League, the first World Series was not played until 1903.

 

The 1905 American League Champion Philadelphia Athletics

Philadelphia Athletics 1905 – The National League Champion New York Giants, under their fiery manager, John McGraw defeat Connie Mack’s American League Champions Athletics in five games.

Left to right: Harry Barton, Jimmy Dygert, Danny Murphy, Doc Powers, Topsy Hartsel, Monte Cross, Rube Oldring, Ossie Schreck, Socks Seybold, Harry Davis, Jack Knight, Chief Bender, Rube Waddell, Andy Coakley.

The 1910 World Series Champion Philadelphia Athletics

The 1911 World Series Champion Philadelphia Athletics

1911 – The Mackmen make it two in a row by defeating John McGraws New York Giants in a very satisfying six game series.

 

The 1913 World Series Champion Philadelphia Athletics

1913 – After a one year absence, Mack’s A’s again defeat McGraws Giant this time in five games . Remember, it was McGraw who in earlier in the decade, in a sarcastic tone, labeled Connie Mack’s Athletics as “White Elephants”.

The 1914 American League Champion Philadelphia Athletics

1914 – The Miracle Boston Braves swept Connie Mack’s favored Athletics in four games to complete one of Connie Mack’s most devastating losses.

 

The 1929 World Series Champion Philadelphia Athletics

1929 – What many baseball historians will argue as the greatest team in baseball history, Connie Mack’s 1929 championship team defeats the National League Champion Chicago Cubs in five games, highlighted by the A’s record, 10 run 4th inning eruption in the A’s Game 4 win.

The 1930 World Series Champion Philadelphia Athletics

1930 – Making it two in a row for the second time in franchise history, the A’s defeat the National League Champion St.Louis Cardinals in six games.

The 1931 American League Champion Philadelphia Athletics

1931 – What proved to be the Philadelphia A’s last appearance in a World Series, their attempt to make it a three peat was averted by a better St. Louis Cardinals team in 7 games. Twenty three years later, in 1954, the beloved Philadelphia Athletics would play their last game in Philadelphia.

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