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The Colorado, specifically Denver area, won its 5th pro title with last Sunday’s Broncos victory vs the Carolina Panthers.

Both its first and fifth came vs teams in two different sports, with the nickname, Panthers. 264 more words

Fred Caligiuri

On January 20, 2016, I mailed an original drawing and a custom baseball card to Fred Caligiuri.  I asked him to keep the drawing and to please sign and return the card. 69 more words


Philadelphia Athletics vs. Washington Senators - Sept. 26, 1953

As the 1953 baseball season was winding down, there was still plenty of intrigue in the season’s final slate of games even though the New York Yankees and Brooklyn Dodgers had already clinched the league championships. 899 more words


Carl Scheib, The 16-Year-Old Major League Bullpen Pitcher

Appearing in 267 games during an 11-year major league career, pitcher Carl Scheib had a solid yet unspectacular showing as a big leaguer.

However, he would likely have never gotten the change if not for a traveling salesman, who wrote Philadelphia Athletics manager… 33 more words

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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