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A Baker's Dozen Things You Should Know About Connie Mack

1. He was born Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy in Massachusetts in 1862. His more well know name is a shortening of both his first and last names. 409 more words


Eleventh class inducted into Sports Hall of Fame

By Tom Waring
Wire Staff Writer

Sixteen individuals, one team and one venue last week were inducted into the 11th class of the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Sheraton hotel in the city’s Society Hill section. 521 more words

Bucks County

November 2, 1914

Today Margaret V. McGillicuddy—21-year-old daughter of Philadelphia Athletics manager Connie Mack—married Robert F. McCambridge, 21, of Chicago. The two met in grade school in Philadelphia after Robert hurled a snowball that struck Margaret behind her ear. 42 more words

"The Fans there Like me. I Think so Anyway."

In 1909 the Cleveland Naps traded pitchers Charlie Chech, Jack Ryan and $12,500 for Cy Young;  Young would turn 42-years-old before the beginning of the season. 491 more words

October 16, 1914

Just before the World Series last week, Philadelphia Athletics outfielder Reuben “Rube” Oldring announced he was getting hitched. That alarmed one Helen I. Girth of Wilkes-Barre, PA, who claimed to be Oldring’s common-law wife. 152 more words

October 13, 1914

Last week, Philadelphia Athletics fans were outraged by the idea that scalpers bribed Philly cops for choice spots in the ticket line. So George Porter, the Director of Public Safety, appointed a three-man commission to hear complaints. 90 more words

October 12, 1914

A great, creepy above-the-fold illustration for today’s Evening Ledger. You have to see it in context to fully appreciate it: invading Germans on the left, struggling baseball team on the right, clawed fingers dripping gore dead center. 19 more words