Skip to content

Thoughts On The Great (1929-1931) Philadelphia Athletics

August 26, 2016

While the vaunted New York Yankees of the Babe Ruth/Lou Gehrig era, had a far longer run of greatness, thus for history sake are rightfully considered better, few teams including those Yankees could match the (1929-1931) Philadelphia Athletics’ teams.

The greatest testament to their greatness is that for those 3 consecutive seasons, they denied the great Yankees the American League Pennant.

The Athletics won it all in both 1929 and 1930 before being denied by Pepper Martin and the St. Louis Cardinals in a seven game series in 1931.

While the (1921-1924) Giants were managed by an all-time great manager, John McGraw, the same can be said about the (1929-1931) Philadelphia Athletics managed by Connie Mack.

Great and near great players adorned the A’s roster including Lefty Grove, who won 31 games and lost but 4 in 1931.

 

132752065292913570600901197_106JimmyFoxxBat

Another of the many great A’s players was Jimmie Foxx, pictured above. For so long, including years when I was young and was absorbed by the home run totals in “Player’s Targets” in Street and Smith’s Baseball Magazine, the 534 home runs by Mr. Foxx had him trailing only Babe Ruth in that department.

From → Uncategorized

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: