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Philly (not cream cheese/steak) But Titles And ‘Offs Notes

February 4, 2023

The city of Philadelphia has won 17 major sports league crowns, a total of 10 by its current teams and seven by two franchises located in the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Area.

As stated in a previous post, three of the four current Philadelphia teams and both teams representing its Super Bowl city opponent, Kansas City, have amassed two titles each. (Philly Sixers in ’67 and ’83, Flyers in ’74 and ’75 and Phillies in ’80 and 2008-each a year the Eagles, who won it all in ’48,’49,’60 and 2017, made the NFC Title Game/semis, losing the Supe in ’80 and at Arizona, where the 57th Supe will be played, to the Cardinals in the 2008 NFC Title game/NFL “semi”.

By the way, the Eagles split two NFL “all the way” pre Supe Title games vs the then Chicago Cardinals (in between “Chi” and “Az” they played in St. Louis), losing in ’47 (the Cardinals’ franchise only crown) and winning in ’48.

Former Philly teams, the Athletics, now in Oakland where they have won 4 additional titles and the Warriors, more or less, as S.F. but still Golden State and with 5 additional titles, to rank the franchise’s 7, third behind only the Celtics and Lakers among NBA teams, won 5 and 2 titles respectively while in Philly.

The Athletics under the legendary Connie Mack won it all in 1910, 1911 and 1913. A team time forgot and one of the greatest ever baseball eras/teams, the A’s won titles in 1929 and 1930 and A.L. pennants (’29-’31) denying among others, great Yankees’ teams with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig among their roster greats.

Philadelphia (Warriors) won titles in 1947 and 1956.

Many more notes to follow, as the 57th Supe approaches.


The great Jimmie Foxx, pictured above. He was part of those great Philadelphia Athletics’ teams.


“Line-Up for Yesterday”

X is the first
Of two x’s in Foxx
Who was right behind Ruth
With his powerful soxx.

Ogden NashSport magazine (January 1949)[48]

For so long as I grew up (not that I ever really did) it was Ruth 714, Foxx 534 on the all-time home run list.

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