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"He is a $900 Man"

Frank Leonardo Hough had a major conflict of interest.  While sports editor for The Philadelphia Inquirer, he also held a 12.5% interest in the Philadelphia Athletics from the club’s inaugural season until 1912—he also served as the team secretary for several seasons while working at the paper.   879 more words

The Camera Eye

Back when I first became interested in studying baseball, rather than merely watching the game, I had (and still have to some extent) a love of the 1929-1931 Philadelphia Athletics. 623 more words


Giants Helped Turn A’s into Elephant Fans

By Glen Sparks

Look fast enough and you’ll notice an elephant figure stitched onto the left sleeve of the Oakland A’s uniform.

New York Giants Manager John McGraw set this design idea in motion more than a century ago. 426 more words

Wilmington's Gateway to Sports in 1943

In recognition of the start of a new Major League Baseball season, this week we spotlight a pamphlet published in the middle of World War II entitled… 121 more words


How Spring Training became an essential part of baseball

Every March millions of fans flock to Arizona and Florida and it’s not just because of the weather conditions. In fact it has little to do with the weather. 1,568 more words


A Key to Success

One of my many “favorite” Bible verses is: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” 283 more words

100 Years Ago The Philadelphia Phillies Made Spring Training

In 1915 the Philadelphia Phillies assuredly did not invent spring training, just like The Beatles didn’t invent rock’n’roll, Henry Ford didn’t invent the car or the assembly line, and… 1,052 more words

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