The Powerful Pachyderms
Hey baseball fans!
Here’s the next blog about one of the greatest rosters in baseball history:
Have you ever heard of the great manager Connie Mack? In case you haven’t, Mack managed the Philadelphia Athletics from 1901 to 1950! During that span, he led the A’s to nine AL pennants and five World Series victories. Mack has the most wins (3,731) and most losses (3,948) of any manager in baseball history. He made the Hall of Fame in 1937.
When the clock struck 1929, a spark arose in the A’s players, and enabled the team with an elephant as a mascot, to take it to a new level when they won the World Series that year. The 1929 A’s were an excellent team, winning 106 games and losing just 46! Mickey Cochrane, the Hall of Fame catcher, batted .331 with 170 hits, along with 95 RBIs, and Jimmy Foxx (see “The other Babe Ruth” for more info on the Hall of Famer) batted .354 with 33 dinggers and 117 RBIs. Lefty Grove, the Hall of Fame pitcher, went 20-6 with a 2.81 ERA and a WHIP (walks+hits per inning) of 1.30. What an amazing team! Three Hall of Famers that helped the A’s win a World Series against the Chicago Cubs! They won the next World Series too, but I’m talking about 1929, not 1930.
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Matt Nadel is a 13 year old baseball history kid blogger from Springfield, NJ who writes two baseball blogs under the name, Baseball with Matt. Matt started his original blog back in April 2012 when he saw that a lot of his friends didn’t know anything about baseball history and he thought that a blog would be a fun way to educate kids and adults about baseball history. After posting nearly 85 times, he was introduced to John Thorn, the official historian for MLB, and John liked Matt’s blog and arranged for Matt to have his own Pro Blog on MLB, making Matt the youngest Pro blogger on MLB.com. You can also follow Matt on Twitter @BaseballwMatt. Baseball with Matt is a member of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance.