Lefty Grove (left) talks to fellow future-Hall of Famer Mickey Cochrane while they were teammates for the Philadelphia Athletics. (National Baseball Hall of Fame)

Lefty Grove (left) talks to fellow future-Hall of Famer Mickey Cochrane while they were teammates for the Philadelphia Athletics. (National Baseball Hall of Fame)

The two great pitchers who will clash from the Chicago Cubs and the Philadelphia Athletics. Story from The Pensacola journal-October 11, 1910.

The two great pitchers who will clash from the Chicago Cubs and the Philadelphia Athletics. Story from The Pensacola journal-October 11, 1910.

AT THE BALL PARK: Shibe Park, home of the Philadelphia Athletics. Top to Bottom:  1910, 1910, 1914. Photos taken before right field wall's height was increased and the roofs could no longer be used as a perch to view the game. - created via http://pinthemall.net

AT THE BALL PARK: Shibe Park, home of the Philadelphia Athletics. Top to Bottom: 1910, 1910, 1914. Photos taken before right field wall's height was increased and the roofs could no longer be used as a perch to view the game. - created via http://pinthemall.net

Pepper Martin, St. Louis Cardinals, and Al Simmons, Philadelphia Athletics Joke During 1931 World Series.

Pepper Martin, St. Louis Cardinals, and Al Simmons, Philadelphia Athletics Joke During 1931 World Series.

John F. McMullen [sic], Philadelphia Athletics,1874. Center ...    Source: The A.G. Spalding Baseball Collection (more info)    Repository: The New York Public Library. Photography Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs.    Subjects: McMullin, John F., 1848-1881; Baseball; Philadelphia Athletics (Baseball team)

John F. McMullen [sic], Philadelphia Athletics,1874. Center ... Source: The A.G. Spalding Baseball Collection (more info) Repository: The New York Public Library. Photography Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs. Subjects: McMullin, John F., 1848-1881; Baseball; Philadelphia Athletics (Baseball team)

CATCHER: Ossie Schreckengost played only a single season for the Boston Americans (1901). He played 7 years with the Philadelphia Athletics. An original "utility player" at catcher and first base, he had a .271 lifetime batting average.  He may be best remembered for being Rube Waddell's primary catcher and roommate for the duration of Waddell's Philadelphia Athletic years.

CATCHER: Ossie Schreckengost played only a single season for the Boston Americans (1901). He played 7 years with the Philadelphia Athletics. An original "utility player" at catcher and first base, he had a .271 lifetime batting average. He may be best remembered for being Rube Waddell's primary catcher and roommate for the duration of Waddell's Philadelphia Athletic years.

26. Connie Mack, Manager and owner of the Philadelphia Athletics, 1912 | 27 Photographs Of Turn Of The Century Boston Baseball

27 Photographs Of Turn Of The Century Boston Baseball

26. Connie Mack, Manager and owner of the Philadelphia Athletics, 1912 | 27 Photographs Of Turn Of The Century Boston Baseball

HITTER: Nap Lajoie with the Philadelphia Athletics. Lajoie is mostly noted for his years in Cleveland. He also played for both Philadelphia teams, first the Phillies. A second baseman, Lajoie won four batting titles and had a lifetime (21 year) batting average of .338 and 3243 hits. He played 1896-1916.

HITTER: Nap Lajoie with the Philadelphia Athletics. Lajoie is mostly noted for his years in Cleveland. He also played for both Philadelphia teams, first the Phillies. A second baseman, Lajoie won four batting titles and had a lifetime (21 year) batting average of .338 and 3243 hits. He played 1896-1916.

Bing Miller, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons, and Mickey Cochrane of the Philadelphia Athletics prior to Game 1 of the 1929 World Series against the Chicago Cubs. Love these old baseball pics.

Bing Miller, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons, and Mickey Cochrane of the Philadelphia Athletics prior to Game 1 of the 1929 World Series against the Chicago Cubs. Love these old baseball pics.

1945 Philadelphia Athletics Antique Baseball by AntiqueSportsShop

1945 Philadelphia Athletics Antique Baseball by AntiqueSportsShop

Aerial view of Shibe Park, later known as Connie Mack stadium, circa 1941. One-time home of the Philadelphia Athletic and the Philadelphia Phillies; Collection of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Aerial view of Shibe Park, later known as Connie Mack stadium, circa 1941. One-time home of the Philadelphia Athletic and the Philadelphia Phillies; Collection of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

John Clapp, Philadelphia Athletics    Source: The A.G. Spalding Baseball Collection (more info)    Repository: The New York Public Library. Photography Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs.    Subjects: Clapp, John (John Edgar), 1851-1904; Catchers (Baseball); Baseball; Philadelphia Athletics (Baseball team)

John Clapp, Philadelphia Athletics Source: The A.G. Spalding Baseball Collection (more info) Repository: The New York Public Library. Photography Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs. Subjects: Clapp, John (John Edgar), 1851-1904; Catchers (Baseball); Baseball; Philadelphia Athletics (Baseball team)

Napoleon Lajoie of the Philadelphia Athletics. BL-1505-68WT (Charles Conlon / National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

Napoleon Lajoie of the Philadelphia Athletics. BL-1505-68WT (Charles Conlon / National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

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