Ware Shoals School District 51 and the Town of Ware Shoals will come together on Monday, November 11th in a special ceremony to honor all veterans and to bestow a special honor on Leland Victor “Lou” Brissie, a hometown hero from “The Greatest Generation.” The baseball field at Riegel Stadium, on the campus of Ware […]
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By David M. Jordan One of the very best features of post-World War II A’s fandom has long been the saga of Lou Brissie, currently being featured by Lou’s hometown in South Carolina. It was a story of heroism, determination, persistence, and some pretty fine southpaw pitching.
The Directors of the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society have announced that because of financial responsibilities beyond their control that the Society will close the Hatboro facility and the conclusion of business on Saturday, April 27, 2013. Shortly after that date the Society Museum will be open to the general public at their new home inside […]
Mark your calender for Saturday March 2nd as the A’s Society will sponsor its 2nd live auction. As in the previous auction that was a resounding success, the A’s Society will be offering many rare artifacts from its Museum.
This rare photo of the 1929 Philadelphia Athletics is being offered in a limited edition of less than ten. Framed to a full size of 18×24 you will look long and hard to find a copy of this photo that was issued by a local Philadelphia Newspaper shortly after the Athletics won the World […]
Bobby Shantz appeared at the Society Museum on Saturday, July 14. Over a hundred fans showed up to get autographs and to talk baseball with the 1952 MVP. Thanks to a grant from the Hatboro Federal Savings Bank, the Society was able to organize and to promote this very successful event. We hope to have […]
1946 drawing of Shibe Park printed in the Boston Globe. Lots of interesting tidbits throughout. (Original post at www.PhillySportsHistory.com ) Click on image to enlarge.
Babe Didrikson – An Athlete for the Ages by Ted Taylor You can’t win them all — but you can try. Babe Didrikson Babe Didrikson Zaharias might have been the greatest woman athlete of all time. Certainly she excelled in more sports than any other member of her sex and, though she’s mostly […]