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The Philadelphia Athletics and their hunchbacked mascot.

Louis Van Zelst was born in 1895 and was disfigured, the result of an early childhood fall. However, while Van Zelst grew to have a humpback, he was never particularly self-conscious about it, and willingly served as a mascot for a few teams at the University of Pennsylvania. 381 more words

Oakland A's

Connie Mack vs Herman W. Souse

In his autobiography “My 66 Years in the Big leagues,Connie Mack said, “My first great disappointment came in 1912.”

After two straight World Series victories, Mack’s Athletics stumbled to a disappointing third-place finish.  474 more words

FRANK SCHULTE - Unsung Post Season Hero of October 22

OCTOBER 22, 1910 – World Series Game 4

It might seem cruel to write about the Cubs in the World Series the day after they were eliminated in the NLCS. 595 more words

Chicago Cubs

Collins' "Ten Commandments"

The Philadelphia Inquirer said in February of 1916, Eddie Collins of the Chicago White Sox, had broken “into the ‘Gospel League,’ after  the second baseman gave a temperance speech in front of “500 persons” at the Epworth Methodist Church in Palmyra, New Jersey church. 501 more words

Lost Advertisements--PM Whiskey, "Rube Waddell, The One-Man Ball Team"

A 1951 advertisement for PM De Luxe Blended Whiskey–part of a series of ads featuring “Pleasant Moments in Sports,” stories from Bob Considine, co-author with… 634 more words

McGillicuddy’s Last Hurrah

The boys of late summer took the field at Shibe Park on sunny September 15, 1931. All around the country, high temperatures set records for the warmest of that month, as the drought that would lead to the Dust Bowl began. 325 more words