Commissioner Carl Goldberg has accepted his appointment as chairman of the formal fund raising committee. His duties will require him to make contact with celebrities from all walks of life who will be willing to assist us on a pro bono basis as the Society continues its efforts to continue to perpetuate the memory of […]
Posts Tagged ‘Connie Mack’
My father took me to my first Philadelphia Athletics game in 1948 and it was well into the 50s before I moved on to to other things. I was brought up in Richboro, PA and was able to attend all of the home games and many away games during those years. That was a time […]
by Bob Warrington Introduction Connie Mack’s biographer, Frederick G. Lieb, had this to say about the Philadelphia Athletics’ 1908 season, “The A’s went into a sharp tailspin.” After a second place finish in 1907 with an 88-57 record, the team dropped to 68-85 in 1908, earning the A’s sixth place at season’s end—the lowest the […]
by Dale B. Smith In the early years of our lives June was a special time. In our childhood it meant the beginning of summer vacations. Later, it meant graduation. Our graduation was a chance to shine, if only for a few seconds, to hear our names called and to walk across a stage, diploma […]
by Dale B. Smith “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”. Charles Dickens could easily have been referring to the 1914 season of the Philadelphia Athletics. For Connie Mack, 1914 meant both another American League pennant and the destruction of his Athletics family. It was a year of bitter disappointment […]
By Bob Warrington “Like 95 percent of the baseball players and fans, I find my chief recreation away from the diamond in the gun.” So wrote Charles Albert “Chief” Bender in a 1915 article describing what players do to relax and hone their baseball skills during the off-season.
by Dale B. Smith It is a difficult feat to revitalize the reputation of a perhaps less than Hall of Fame baseball career years after you have hung up the spikes. Max Bishop, however, has done just that. Seventy years after he retired from major league baseball in 1935, his reputation stock continues to rise. […]