28 Persons involved with baseball team “Philadelphia Athletics”

Al Simmons
baseball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Aloisius Szymanski
Nickname(s):
Bucketfoot Al
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54, 4 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder. Teams Philadelphia Athletics, Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, Washington Senators, Boston Braves, Cincinnati Reds, Boston Red Sox.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bill Bagwell
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
William Mallory Bagwell
Nickname(s):
Big Bill
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

1925 team Philadelphia Athletics.

Billy DeMars
baseball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
William Lester DeMars
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

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Shortstop. TeamsPhiladelphia Athletics, St. Louis Browns. Coach, teams Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos, Cincinnati Reds.

Bing Miller
baseball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Edmund John Miller
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

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Outfielder, teams Philadelphia Athletics, St. Louis Browns, Boston Red Sox.

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Bobby Shantz
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Clayton Shantz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:
Height:
5 feet 6 inches (167.64 cm)

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Philadelphia Athletics, Kansas City Athletics, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, Houston Colt .45s, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Chick Fraser
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Carrolton Fraser
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

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Pitcher. Teams Louisville Colonels, Cleveland Spiders, Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Beaneaters, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs.

Chief Bender
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Albert Bender
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70, 17 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

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Chipewa tribe. Pitcher for team Philadelphia Athletics. Invented the slider ball, then called the "nickel curve".

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Connie Mack
manager, baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy
Nickname(s):
The Tall Tactician
Grand Old Man of Baseball.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 2 inches (187.96 cm)

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Catcher, teams Washington Nationals, Buffalo Bisons, Pittsburgh Pirates. Owner and manager of baseball team Philadelphia Athletics.

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Crash Davis
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Columbus Davis
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Team Philadelphia Athletics. Subject of movie Bull Durham played by Kevin Costner.

Earle Mack
baseball, manager, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Earle Thaddeus McGillicuddy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 3 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
uncle of
uncle of
older brother of
Older than Connie Mack Jr. by 22 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Team Philadelphia Athletics.

Eddie Collins
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Trowbridge Collins
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Second baseman / manager. Teams Philadelphia Athletics, Chicago White Sox. Also a student at Columbia. He was part of the notorious "Black Sox" team that threw the 1919 World Series to the Cincinnati Reds. However Collins was not accused of being part of the conspiracy and was considered to have played honestly.

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Eddie Plank
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Stewart Plank
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

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Pitcher. Teams Richmond Colts, Philadelphia Athletics, St. Louis Terriers, St. Louis Browns.

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Frank Baker
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
John Franklin Baker
Nickname(s):
Home Run
Home Run Baker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Third baseman. Teams Philadelphia Athletics, New York Yankees.

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Herb Pennock
baseball, coach, manager

Real/Birth Name:
Herbert Jefferis Pennock
Nickname(s):
The Squire of Kennett Square
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53, 11 days before his 54th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees.

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Jack Coombs
baseball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
John Wesley Coombs
Nickname(s):
Colby Jack
Jack
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Philadelphia Athletics, Brooklyn Robins, Detroit Tigers. Coach, team Duke University.

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Jimmie Foxx
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
James Emory Foxx
Nickname(s):
The Beast
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Philadelphia Athletics. The second batter to top 500 home runs.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Lefty Grove
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Moses Grove
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Red Sox. In 1928, he struck out the side on nine pitches twice, the only pitcher to do this in one season.

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Mickey Cochrane
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Gordon Stanley Cochrane
Nickname(s):
Black Mike
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

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Catcher. Teams Philadelphia Athletics, Detroit Tigers.

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Mule Haas
baseball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
George William Haas
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Outfield. Team Philadelphia Athletics. Name from a sportswriter who said his bat "packed the kick of a mule".

Nap Lajoie
baseball, manager

Real/Birth Name:
Nap Lajoie
Also Known As:
Larry Lajoie
Nickname(s):
The Frenchman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Athletics, Cleveland Naps.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Pepper Martin
baseball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
John Leonard Roosevelt Martin
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Outfield. Teams Philadelphia Athletics, St. Louis Cardinals.

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Ping Bodie
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Francesco Stephano Pezzolo
Also Known As:
Frank Stephen Bodie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Changed name. Birth name was Francesco Stephano Pezzolo. Outfielder. Teams Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Athletics, New York Yankees.

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Rube Oldring
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Reuben Henry Oldring
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder. Teams New York Highlanders, Philadelphia Athletics, New York Yankees.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rube Waddell
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
George Edward Waddell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Louisville Colonels, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Orphans, Philadelphia Athletics, St. Louis Browns. Probably had a mental disorder such as autism or ADD. Would leave the dugout to follow fire trucks. Died of tuberculosis 1986.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Stan Coveleski
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Stanislaus Kowalewski
Also Known As:
Stanley Anthony Coveleski
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher, primarily threw the spitball. It was outlawed in 1920, but he was one of 17 pitchers permitted to continue throwing the pitch. Teams Lancaster Red Roses, Atlantic City Lanks, Spokane Indians, Portland Beavers, Philadelphia Athletics, Cleveland Indians, Washington Senators, New York Yankees.

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Storm Davis
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
George Earl Davis
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Baltimore Orioles, Philadelphia Athletics and others.

Tilly Walker
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Clarence William Walker
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Outfielder 1911-1923. Teams Washington Senators, St. Louis Browns, Philadelphia Athletics.

Tris Speaker
baseball, manager

Real/Birth Name:
Tristram E. Speaker
Nickname(s):
The Grey Eagle
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center fielder. Later manager. Teams Boston Americans/Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Washington Senators, Philadelphia Athletics.

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