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Connie Mack

Baseball Legend Connie Mack

Profession: Baseball Legend

United States of America

Why Famous: The longest-serving manager in Major League Baseball history which holds 3,731 wins, 3,948 losses and managed 7,755 games. The first manager to win the World Series three times.

Born: December 22, 1862
Birthplace: East Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: February 8, 1956 (aged 93)

Married Life

  • 1887-11-02 Baseball legend Connie Mack (24) weds Margaret Hogan
  • 1910-10-27 Baseball legend Connie Mack (47) weds Katherine Holahan

Events in the Life of Connie Mack

  • 1908-02-07 Connie Mack sells hurler Rube Waddell to St Louis Browns for $5,000
  • 1914-07-07 Baltimore Orioles owner Jack Dunn offers Babe Ruth, Ernie Shore & Ben Egan for $10k to Connie Mack (Philadelphia A's), refuses pleading poverty
  • 1933-12-03 As part of a famous MLB fire sale of players, Philadelphia A's owner Connie Mack sells catcher Mickey Cochrane to Detroit for $100,000; Cochrane is immediately named Tigers manager
  • 1934-11-02 MLB All-Star team led by Connie Mack and including Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx and Lou Gehrig starts 18-game tour against Japanese Big-Six University League
  • 1940-12-20 Connie Mack acquires controlling interest in the Athletics for $42,000
  • 1948-04-04 84-year-old Connie Mack challenges 78-year-old Clark Griffith to a race from home to 1st base; it ends in a tie
  • 1950-06-12 Connie Mack named Honorary Manager of the All-Star Game
  • 1950-10-18 Connie Mack retires as manager of Philadelphia Athletics after 50 years, longest serving manager in MLB history

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