Wednesday, December 15, 2010

1929 Philadelphia Athletics - Great Teams Week #3

1929 Philadelphia Athletics (R)

The 1929 Philadelphia Athletics won the first of three consecutive pennants and back to back World Series championships in 1929 and 1930.  Lead by long time manager and owner Connie Mack this team had for future hall of famers in their line up - Mickey Cochrane, Al Simmons, Jimmie Fox, and Lefty Grove as well as two hall of famers on the bench Eddie Collins and Joe Cronin.  The 1929 team won 104 games and beat the Chicago Cubs in the World Series. 

A great Sports Illustrated article on the 1929-1931 A's was written by William Nack:

Great history of the Philadelphia Athletics:

Great biography of the legendary Connie Mack:

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