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Connie Mack

Baseball

Philadelphia Athletics Owner/Manager

Nicknamed the “Tall Tactician” and the “Grand Old Man of Baseball”

Instead of a uniform, wore a suit, tie, and fedora while managing

Played 11 seasons in the major leagues

            •Washington Nationals (1886-89)
            •Buffalo Bisons (1890)
            •Pittsburgh Pirates (1891-96)

 

Career stats: .245 AVG, 391 R, 659 H, 265 RBI

Served as a player-manager for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1894-96)

Became the part-owner / general manager / manager of the Athletics (1901)

Became the full owner of the Athletics (1936)

Owned and managed the Athletics through the 1950 season

Adopted a white elephant as the Athletics’ logo in response to New York Giants manager John McGraw’s comment

Career managerial record with the Athletics: 3582-3814

Built the Athletics’ dynasty of 1910-1914 that featured his “$100,000 Infield”

            •1B - Stuffy McInnis
            •2B – Eddie Collins
            •SS - Jack Berry
            •3B - Frank “Home Run” Baker

 

His 1929 team—featuring Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons, and Lefty Grove—is considered one of the best teams in MLB history

Holds MLB record for Games Managed with 7755

Holds MLB record for Wins with 3731

Holds MLB record for Losses with 3948

Led the Athletics to 9 American League Pennants (1902, 1905, 1910-11, 1913-14, 1929-31)

Managed the Athletics to 5 World Series Championships (1910, 1911, 1913, 1929, 1930)

Shibe Park was renamed in his honor, Connie Mack Stadium (1953)

Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame (1937)

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