Even More Of My Life In Baseball (Beisbol Been Berry Good To Me, Numero Quatro)

Posted: June 4, 2013 in Uncategorized
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*Connie Mack- Cornelius McGillicuddy, Sr. (December 22, 1862 – February 8, 1956), better known as Connie Mack, was an American professional baseball player, manager, and team owner. The longest-serving manager in Major League Baseball history, he holds records for wins (3,731), losses (3,948), and games managed (7,755), with his victory total being almost 1,000 more than any other manager.
Mack managed the Philadelphia Athletics for the club’s first 50 seasons of play, starting in 1901, before retiring at age 87 following the 1950 season, and was at least part-owner from 1901 to 1954. He was the first manager to win the World Series three times, and is the only manager to win consecutive Series on separate occasions (1910–11, 1929–30); his five Series titles remain the third most by any manager, and his nine American League pennants rank second in league history. However, constant financial struggles forced repeated rebuilding of the roster, and Mack’s teams also finished in last place 17 times. Mack was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937.

Connie Mack Field- Connie Mack Field was a ballpark in West Palm Beach, Florida and was the long-time spring training home of the Philadelphia Athletics. The stadium was built in 1924 and named Municipal Athletic Field. Athletic Stadium hosted its first event, a football game, in October 1924. The first baseball game was played in December. It was renamed Wright Field in 1927 for West Palm Beach City Manager George C. Wright. It was renamed Connie Mack Field in 1952 in honor of long-time Philadelphia Athletics manager and owner Connie Mack. It was replaced in 1962 by West Palm Beach Municipal Stadium but the grandstand remained until 1973. Thereafter, The ball field itself remained and was used regularly by neighboring Twin Lakes High School. In 1992 it was bulldozed for a garage for the new Kravis Center. The grandstands held about 2,000; black fans watched from a small section in the right-field corner. Total capacity was about 3,500.[3] Record attendance for baseball was on March 20, 1949 when 6,988 fans saw the A’s defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers in a spring training game featuring Jackie Robinson on the field and then-Secretary of State General George Marshall in attendance.

  1. Frank Donnelly says:

    Nice memories friend,  I went 1958 with Mike and Walter Lalley  to hear and see Bill Haley  Everley Bros Jerry Lee Buddy Holly Royal Teens Frank


  2. In the summer of 1958 (I think, not being a sports guy) I saw Robin Roberts pitch for the Phillies at Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia. Other than that I got nothin’ to offer on this subject.

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