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Connie Mack

Mr. Baseball

 

1862 - 1956

 
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By Kevin W., March 27, 2015
1. Connie Mack Marker
Inscription. Connie Mack managed the Philadelphia Athletics for 50 years, 1901-1950. His teams won nine American League pennants and five World Series. Mr. Mack never wore a uniform, preferring to manage in street clothes while holding a scorecard to signal his players. This statue was unveiled near Connie Mack Stadium on April 16, 1957, moved to Veterans Stadium in 1971 and relocated here March 30, 2004, just before the opening of Citizens Bank Park.

Mr. Baseball
1862 - 1956
Connie Mack's Sportsman's Creed

I promise to play the game to the best of my ability at all times.
I will always play to win, but if I lose I will never look for excuses which would detract from my opponent's victory.
I will always abide by the rules of the game on the diamond as well as in my daily life.
I will never gloat in victory or pity myself in defeat.
I will judge a teammate as an individual and never on the basis of his race or religion.

A's Wall of Fame

From 1978 through 2004, members of the Philadelphia Athletics were honored in the Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame located in the 200-level concourse at Veterans Stadium.

Alumni of the A's who were honored:
1978 Connie Mack, Manager
1979 Jimmie Foxx, First Baseman
1980 Lefty Grove, Pitcher
1981
Mr. Baseball Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 27, 2015
2. Mr. Baseball Marker
Al Simmons, Outfielder
1982 Mickey Cochrane, Catcher
1983 No Award Presented
1984 Jimmy Dykes, Third Baseman
1985 Eddie Plank, Pitcher
1986 Rube Waddell, Pitcher
1987 Eddie Collins, Second Baseman
1988 Wally Moses, Outfielder
1989 Bob Johnson, Outfielder
1990 Elmer Valo, Outfielder
1991 Chief Bender, Pitcher
1992 Jack Coombs, Pitcher
1993 Frank Baker, Third Baseman
1994 Bobby Shantz, Pitcher
1995 Eddie Joost, Shortstop
1996 Eddie Rommel, Pitcher
1997 Ferris Fain, First Baseman
1998 Bing Miller, Ourfielder
1999 Sam Chapman, Outfielder
2000 George Earnshaw, Pitcher
2001 Gus Zernial, Outfielder
2002 Rube Walberg, Pitcher
2003 Rube Oldring, Outfielder
 
Erected 2004.
 
Location. 39° 54.377′ N, 75° 10.126′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Citizens Bank Way 0.1 miles north of Pattision Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19148, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Stadium (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial
Connie Mack Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 27, 2015
3. Connie Mack Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Stadium Sculptures (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rear Admiral George W. Melville (approx. one mile away); Tommy Loughran (approx. 1.1 miles away); Israel Goldstein (approx. 1.2 miles away); Stephen Girard (1750 -1831) (approx. 1.2 miles away); Eddie Gottlieb (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  Information about the sculpture on SIRIS. Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database. (Submitted on March 29, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Sports
 
Connie Mack Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 27, 2015
4. Connie Mack Marker
A's Wall of Fame Marker (reverse of Connie Mack statue) image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 27, 2015
5. A's Wall of Fame Marker (reverse of Connie Mack statue)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 28, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 196 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 28, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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