A white elephant? The Athletics turned an insult into a a team logo in 1902
September 15th, 2021 Leave a comment
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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I particularly enjoyed this page and George “HIgh Pockets” Kelly’s recollections of John McGraw! My Great Uncle Lee King played on those 1921 and 1922 Championship Giants teams along with High Pockets and according to his nephew, my father, Lee King considered John McGraw just a couple of steps below G*d! No offense to G*d just to put his regard for John McGraw into perspective!