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  Philadelphia Athletics (American Association) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Philadelphia Athletics were one of six charter members of the American Association, a 19th Century major league, which began play in 1882 as a rival to the National League.
The team took its name from a previous team, the Athletic of Philadelphia, which played in the National Association from 1871 through 1875 and the National League in 1876.
Because Philadelphia had an established NL team in the newly-renamed Philles, the second version of the Athletics died with the collapse of the American Association.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Philadelphia_Athletics_(American_Association)   (383 words)

 Oakland Athletics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Athletic franchise was formed in 1901, one of eight charter members of the American League, the others being the Baltimore Orioles, Boston Americans, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Blues, Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee Brewers, and Washington Senators.
Mack in turn persuaded Philadelphia manufacturer Benjamin Shibe as well as others to invest in the team, which would be called the Philadelphia Athletics, a name used by earlier teams in the National Association, National League, and American Association.
As a result, the Athletics went from a 99-53 (.651) won-loss record and 1st place finish in 1914, to a record of 43-109 (.283) and 8th (last) place in 1915, and then to a modern major league low winning percentange of 36-117 (.235) in 1916.
www.americancanyon.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Oakland_Athletics   (4423 words)

 Oakland Athletics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The name "Athletic" for Philadelphia's baseball team dates back to 1860 when an amateur team, the Athletic of Philadelphia, was formed.
The Athletic played in the National Association through 1875, becoming a charter member of the National League in 1876, but were expelled from the N.L. after one season.
Arguably, the Athletics' biggest American League rivals in recent years have been the teams that were their old traditional rivals from decades ago in Philadelphia---the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox---if only because of the hard-fought playoff games between the teams.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Oakland_Athletics   (6444 words)

 Phillies vs. Athletics, NFL of 1902   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
While the Athletics allowed that this next contest might settle the question of which team was the better "eleven" they adamantly held to the position that, as the scheduled season had ended, on the strength of their record they were the league champions.
Connie Mack "The Tall Tactician" who managed the American League's Philadelphia Athletics for 50 years was also chosen by team owner Ben Shibe to manage the Athletics football club.
Rube Waddell One of the best left-handers in the history of baseball and star of the Philadelphia Athletics baseball club, Connie Mack put Waddell on his football squad's roster so that he could keep an eye on this eccentric star.
www.geocities.com /ghostsofthegridiron/Phillies-Athletics.htm   (1146 words)

 1948 Philadelphia Athletics Roster by Baseball Almanac
Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a comprehensive team roster for the 1948 Philadelphia Athletics with biographical data for every player who appeared in a game during the 1948 season.
This Philadelphia Athletics roster places each name in the category where the most number of games were played by each player during the 1948 season.
The Philadelphia Athletics played their home games at Shibe Park where 945,076 fans witnessed their club finish the season with a.545 winning percentage.
www.baseball-almanac.com /teamstats/roster.php?y=1948&t=PHA   (224 words)

 Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954)
However, Connie Mack, and his Athletics would not be denied as Jack Coombs earned his 3rd complete game win of the series to give the Philadelphia Athletics their first ever World Championship.
As the Athletics were mired in another horrid 51-103 last place season talks began to swirl the team would be sold and moved out of the City of Brotherly Love.
Since Philadelphia had a team in the NL that was already more popular, and did not have a large enough fan base to support 2 teams AL owners had no problem approving the move, and after 54 years the Philadelphia Athletics were no more.
www.sportsecyclopedia.com /al/philadelphia/phillya_s.html   (4174 words)

 Oakland Athletics on Baseball Almanac
From the White Elephants of the east coast to the green and gold of the west coast, the Athletics have had a colorful and successful run in the American League, witnessing its birth and leading its geographic expansion to the Midwest and west coast.
Philadelphia lost the series to the New York Giants 4-1, a bitter pill to swallow since it was Giant manager John McGraw who had disparagingly labeled the Athletics as "White Elephants" when they were formed, a less-than-generous evaluation of the team and Mack's ability to manage it.
The Athletics won three straight pennants in 1929-30-31 behind a sledgehammer of a lineup featuring Jimmie Foxx, the most prolific right hand home run hitter of his time.
baseball-almanac.com /teams/athl.shtml   (1219 words)

 Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967)
In the late 19th Century sports fans who worked at various Philly Athletic Clubs came together and formed a baseball team named Athletics (as many similarly formed teams were known as), the team joined the National Association on March 17, 1871, and folded in 1875.
However the other owners were unwilling to let him make the move, and the Athletics are forced to stay in Kansas City, where their struggles continue during a 72-90 season in which they finished in 9th place.
The finish allows the Athletics to earn the right to the first draft pick in the following season's draft that was to be held for the first time ever.
www.sportsecyclopedia.com /al/kcityas/kca_s.html   (1544 words)

 Search:athletics - OXiDE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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 Athletics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia women's volleyball team ended their losing streak against area rival Wilmington College tonight, defeating the Wildcats in dramatic fashion 3-1.........
Philadelphia (October 3, 2005) —The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia women’s cross country team has competed in four meets so far this year.
The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia varsity rifle team opened their 2005-06 campaign at home for the first time in thirteen years, recording a 2152-1866 win in smallbore and a 2125-1958 win in air rifle over John Jay College of Criminal Justice.........
www.usip.edu /athletics   (315 words)

 athletics --  Encyclopædia Britannica
It was formed in 1906 as the Intercollegiate Athletic Association to draw up competition and eligibility rules for football and other intercollegiate sports.
The 2003 track and field (athletics) season featured both indoor and outdoor world championships and was noteworthy for spectacular distance races and the emergence of new young champions in many events.
Charles Albert Bender was born on May 5, 1883, in Crow Wing County, Minn. He pitched for the Philadelphia Athletics from 1902 to 1914, compiling an impressive won-lost record of 210 and 127.
www.britannica.com /eb/article?tocId=9108497   (717 words)

 Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society's Official Website and Online Shoppe
Philadelphia Base Ball Park still contained a great deal of wood in its construction, however, the drawback of which became apparent on August 6, 1894.
The suit alleged that the Philadelphia Base Ball Club and Exhibition Company was negligent in not providing a safe passageway for patrons, and that the company further rendered itself liable by not providing a sufficient number of “special officers” at the ballpark to control the crowds.
We further find that the Philadelphia Base Ball Club, Limited (Rogers and Reach) were responsible in not having a thorough examination made of those timbers throughout the time of their ownership, and in stating at the time of the transfer (to Potter’s group) that the buildings on the grounds were in first-class condition.
www.philadelphiaathletics.org /history/blacksaturday.htm   (4159 words)

 Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society's Official Website and Online Shoppe
Philadelphia A's 1901-1954 Now available as recently shown on public TV narrated by the voice of Philadelphia Inquirer's Bill Campbell.
And, find out about the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society--a group of people dedicated to honoring the A's and preserving the memory of their important place in baseball history.
This web site is owned by the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society, Inc., a non-profit corporation organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and maintained by SCANMASTER, of Warminster, by agreement with the Executive Board.
www.philadelphiaathletics.org   (1729 words)

 Autographed Baseballs -- 1930 Philadelphia Athletics with Babe Ruth, Joe McCarthy, et al   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In a year in which all circumstances conspired to favor the hitter - the ball may have been livened to enhance the game's appeal in the face of the Depression - Grove was sensational, winning twenty-eight games with an earned run average more than two runs lower than that of the league.
The Athletics went on to win a third consecutive pennant in 1931, but as the Depression deepened and attendance continued to sink, Mack deemed it necessary to begin peddling his stars; by 1935 the club had settled at the bottom of the league.
Six members of the Athletics' regular lineup are present: second baseman Max Bishop, shortstop Joe Boley, third baseman Dykes, outfielders Simmons and Mule Haas, and catcher Cochrane.
www.sports.nd.edu /exhibits/bbexhibit/balls/30phiA/30phiA.html   (573 words)

 1917 Philadelphia Athletics | BaseballLibrary.com
Future Athletic Rankin Johnson is born in Hayden, AZ.
Future Athletic Hal Peck is born in Big Bend, WI.
Future Athletic Ed Busch is born in Lebanon, IL.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/teams/1917athletics.stm   (118 words)

 Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society, Hatboro, Pa.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The storefront for the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society, Jun-2005.
The Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society was established in 1996 to preserve the heritage of the Athletics, who represented the City of Brotherly Love in the American League from 1901-54 before moving to Kansas City.
The Society endeavors to collect research materials as well as memorabilia regarding the Athletics and their home fields, Columbia Park (1901-08) and Shibe Park (1909-54, renamed Connie Mack Stadium in 1953 and used by the rival Phillies from 1938-70).
home1.gte.net /charliesballparks/stadiums/pahs.htm   (254 words)

 1916 Philadelphia Athletics | BaseballLibrary.com
Future Athletic Enos Slaughter is born in Roxboro, NC.
Future Athletic Joe Burns is born in Bryn Mawr, PA.
Future Athletic Eddie Collins is born in Lansdowne, PA.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/teams/1916athletics.stm   (159 words)

 Shibe Park
Tenants: Philadelphia Athletics (AL), 1909 to 1954; Philadelphia Phillies (NL), part of 1927, 1938 to 1970.
City block on which the ballpark was built measured 520 feet along 21st and 20th Streets; 481 feet, 3 inches along Lehigh Avenue and Somerset Street.
Philadelphia Phillies tickets, Oakland Athletics tickets and theater tickets provided by Ticket Triangle.
www.ballparks.com /baseball/american/shibep.htm   (474 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: The Athletics of Philadelphia: Connie Mack's White Elephants, 1901-1954   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Athletics thus began their 54-year history by attempting to split the city's fan base, perhaps the first indication of the team's tendency toward polarity and vicissitude.
This book, written by a long-time fan of the defunct team, relates the Athletics to the city of Philadelphia and tells the stories of the organization's signature seasons, from the championship years to the days when the A's were synonymous with baseball's cellar.
This fine and very enjoyable history of the Philadelphia Athletics franchise is a must-read for any baseball fan or history buff.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0786406208?v=glance   (744 words)

 Philadelphia Athletics 1950 jersey by Mitchell and Ness-1951
Philadelphia Athletics 1950 jersey by Mitchell and Ness-1951
The A's left Philadelphia after the 1954 season..
They made a 12 year stop in Kansas City on their way to Oakland.
www.dugout-memories.com /athletics.html   (326 words)

 SLA Philadelphia Chapter - SiteSense: Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
SLA Philadelphia Chapter - SiteSense: Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society
Not-for profit organization dedicated to furthering the historical appreciation of the Philadelphia Athletics American League Baseball Club.
How the elephant became the A's symbol; which dubious landmark was demolished to make room for Shibe Park; how Greek George used garlic to harass an ump.
www.sla.org /chapter/cphl/sitesense/as.htm   (70 words)

1967 AL votes to allow Athletics to move from Kansas City to Oakland and expand league to 12 teams in 1971 with Kansas City and Seattle teams
1930 Philadelphia Athletics triple steal in 1st and 4th innings vs Cleveland
1880 Amateur Athletic Association, governing body for men's athletics in England and Wales, is founded in Oxford, England
www.brainyhistory.com /topics/a/athletics.html   (362 words)

 GoPhila.com CultureFiles - Philadelphia Athletics Museum & Library
From then until they left town in 1954, the Athletics were perennial tail-enders.
The Philadelphia A’s, the city’s American League team and the 1929 World Series champions, left town for Kansas City in 1954.
In 1996, faithful fans formed the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society and found this storefront in downtown Hatboro, a half-hour north of Center City Philadelphia, to house their memorabilia.
www.gophila.com /culturefiles/museums/athleticsmuseum   (248 words)

 Philadelphia Athletics Hstrcl - Hatboro, PA, 19040-3201 - Citysearch
Philadelphia Athletics Hstrcl - Hatboro, PA, 19040-3201 - Citysearch
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Find everything from clothes to shoes to home furnishings: The essential guide to Philadelphia's most stylish shops.
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In January, 1995 Ted Taylor wrote in his Philadelphia Daily News column about the large number of people who still cared about Philadelphia's long-departed American League team, the Athletics or A's.
He called it "The Secret Society of A's Fans" and from that column sprung the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society, Inc.Ted served as co-founder of the A's Society (in August 1996) and then as its' first president from August, 1996, to September, 1999.
This Website has no affiliation or association with the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society, Inc. It is simply one long-time fan's homage to the golden days of Jimmie Foxx, Mickey Cochrane, Eddie Joost, Ferris Fain and the immortal Connie Mack.
athleticssociety.freeservers.com   (319 words)

 eBay - philadelphia ..., Fan Apparel Souvenirs, Cards items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Philadelphia Eagles Decal Sticker BIG 23x8 car window 
Philadelphia Flyers NHL Cup Banner 3' X 5' Banners Flag 
Philadelphia Orchestra Chris Eschenbach 2 Tickets L@@K! Oct. 22, 2005 @ 8:00 pmOrch Tier Face Value is $156 
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 Philadelphia Athletics Cooperstown Collection !!!
Relive your pastime with the American Needle Cooperstown Collection and over 140 team styles to choose from.
2 styles of the Philadelphia A's caps 1934-1949 are offered.
MLB has entrusted Mitchell and Ness Philadelphia Athletics 1950/Kansas City 1959 jerseys exclusively with the responsibility portraying MLB's history through the evolution of the uniform.
www.dugout-memories.com /coopphil.html   (52 words)

 Athletics of Philadelphia; Author: Jordan, David M.; Hardback; Book
Athletics of Philadelphia; Author: Jordan, David M.; Hardback; Book
This book relates the Athletics to the city of Philadelphia and tells the stories of the organization's signature seasons, from the championship years to the days when the A's were synonymous with baseball's cellar.An account of the Athletics through their 54-year history.
Prices subject to change to be advised on confirmation of order.
www.netstoreusa.com /srbooks/078/0786406208.shtml   (216 words)

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