A's Bad as It Gets: Connie Mack's Pathetic Athletics of 1916

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This work is a game-by-game account of the Philadelphia Athletics' pitiful 1916 season, in which they won just 37 of 154 games. It starts with a brief biography of the team's living symbol--A's manager and co-owner Connie Mack--and moves through the birth of the franchise and into its first era of glory in which the A's won world championships in 1910, 1911, and 1913. Following the A's stunning defeat in the 1914 World Series to the underdog Boston Braves, Mack dismantled his championship club and finished last in the ...

A's Bad as It Gets: Connie Mack's Pathetic Athletics of 1916 2014, McFarland & Company, Jefferson

ISBN-13: 9780786478187

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