Connie Mack

Connie Mack
Birthdate 12/22/1862
Death Date 2/8/1956
Debut Year 1894
Year of Induction 1937
Teams Athletics
Positions Manager, Owner

Connie Mack holds the MLB record for most wins by a manager. John McGraw is 2nd and would need to be undefeated for 6+ years to match him.

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Stunning Connie Mack handwritten letter with mention of Pie Traynor and George Sisler

Stunning Connie Mack handwritten letter with mention of Pie Traynor and George Sisler

Baseball writers at mid-century asked Connie Mack to select players from each position to form his all-time team. Mack seemed like the perfect man for the job – his 11-year National League playing career started in 1886 then he managed from 1894-1950. He had literally seen it all. Carstairs Wh
Connie Mack and his Athletics slugger Jimmie Foxx chat at Cooperstown

Connie Mack and his Athletics slugger Jimmie Foxx chat at Cooperstown

Connnie Mack and Jimmie Foxx spent eleven seasons together in Philadelphia with the Athletics. In this photo the two share a conversation outside of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. During their time together, the Athletics won 90 or more games six times in a season, capping it of
Mack and his slugger Jimmie Foxx chat at Cooperstown, New York

Mack and his slugger Jimmie Foxx chat at Cooperstown, New York

This example is signed by Double-X, Jimmie Foxx who appears to have a cigar in his hand for the occasion. Foxx enjoyed his greatest success while playing for Mack and the Philadelphia Athletics. During the 11-year run which included 8 years of 100 or more games, Foxx his .339 with 302 homers and 1,075 runs batted in. The Beast
Quick note from Mack during the off season

Quick note from Mack during the off season

Connie Mack began his managerial career in 1894. By the time he retired in 1950, his teams had won nine pennants and five World Series championships. Mack responds to another autograph collector in this undated note, apparently written after the conclusion of a baseball season. “Boys are all away – will have to wait until next Spring for autographs, Mack”.
Doc Cramer played for Mack from 1929-35 & called him

Doc Cramer played for Mack from 1929-35 & called him "probably the best manager in baseball"

An outstanding outfielder from 1929-1948, Roger “Doc” Cramer played his first seven big league seasons under the watchful eye of Connie Mack with the Philadelphia Athletics. During his time with the Athletics, Cramer hit .308 and led the league in at bats in each of his three seasons as
Outfielder Dick Adams recalls Connie Mack was

Outfielder Dick Adams recalls Connie Mack was "past his prime" by 1947, his 50th year as manager

Dick Adams enjoyed an 11-year career as a professional baseball player. Connie Mack was Adams’ skipper when the outfielder debuted with the Philadelphia Athletics in 1947. By that time Mack was 84 years old, in his 50th year as a manager, and according to Adams in the above questionnaire ̶

A Story about Connie Mack

A white elephant? The Athletics turned an insult into a a team logo in 1902

September 15th, 2021 Leave a comment

Connie Mack White Elephant

Today the Oakland Athletics sport a white elephant on their uniform. They also use the pale pachyderm in sales and marketing.

What is the link between the A’s and a white elephant?

It all began because of a feud at the dawn of a new century during the inception of the American League.

John McGraw, Ban Johnson, and Connie Mack – Cooperstown men all – were at the center of the battle. What could’ve been a debacle is today an enduring part of baseball history.

America’s National Pastime has a long and glorious history separates it from every other North American sport.

Enjoy the article that links three baseball titans to the present day.

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One response to “Connie Mack”

  1. Chas yasterzemski says:

    I acquired a small white elephant from the sportswriter of America dinner at the Astor hotel in New York to celebrate the Athletics WS victory over the Giants, it’s rumored to be one of only 5 examples known to exist out of 200 given out. taken from the Barry Halper collection, and in the best condition of all known examples, are there any pictures of that dinner with the elephant shown

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