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Lost Advertisements--Harry Davis for Sweet Caporal

A 1914 advertisement for Sweet Caporal Cigarettes featuring Philadelphia Athletics Coach–sometimes referred to as the team’s “Assistant Manager” after their 1913 World Championship– Harry Davis… 30 more words

"Stars for A’s, Pep for Phils—In Negro Ranks"

The push to integrate baseball in the late 1930s and early 1940s came most frequently from the black press and American Socialists, but occasionally a… 463 more words

Rollie Fingers couldn't get Ed Herrmann out

I never got to play with Ed Herrmann and that was my loss. He didn’t play for the Yankees until the season after I was traded. 382 more words

Lost Advertisements--"The World's Best Pitchers Recommend..."

A 1910 advertisement for Reach Baseball Goods  “The World’s Best Pitchers Recommend Reach Balls”–from International Book & Stationary Co. in El Paso, Texas.  The ad features “Detroit’s Great Pitcher,” … 319 more words

"He is a $900 Man"

Frank Leonardo Hough had a major conflict of interest.  While sports editor for The Philadelphia Inquirer, he also held a 12.5% interest in the Philadelphia Athletics from the club’s inaugural season until 1912—he also served as the team secretary for several seasons while working at the paper.   879 more words

The Camera Eye

Back when I first became interested in studying baseball, rather than merely watching the game, I had (and still have to some extent) a love of the 1929-1931 Philadelphia Athletics. 623 more words