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24 Persons in (baseball) team Philadelphia Athletics:

Al Simmons

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
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Brief Facts:

Outfielder. Teams Philadelphia Athletics, Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, Washington Senators, Boston Braves, Cincinnati Reds, Boston Red Sox. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1951. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1953. National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2006. Phillies Wall of Fame 1981.

Bill Bagwell

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

Brief Facts:

1925 team Philadelphia Athletics

Bing Miller

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
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Outfielder, teams Philadelphia Athletics, St. Louis Browns, Boston Red Sox. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1973. Iowa Sports Hall of Fame 1961. Phillies Wall of Fame 1998.

Bobby Shantz

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Clayton Shantz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
93, 21 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
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Pitcher. Height 5' 6". Teams Philadelphia Athletics, Kansas City Athletics, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, Houston Colt .45s, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1978. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2010. Phillies Wall of Fame 1994.

Chick Fraser

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

Chief Bender

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Albert Bender
Gender:
Male
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Death Date:
Age at Death:
70, 17 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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Chipewa tribe. Pitcher for team Philadelphia Athletics. Invented the slider ball, then called the "nickel curve". National Baseball Hall of Fame 1953. American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame 1972. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2014. Phillies Wall of Fame 1991.

Connie Mack

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
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Owner and manager of baseball team Philadelphia Athletics. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1937. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2004. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1963. Irish American Hall of Fame 2014. Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame 2008. Phillies Wall of Fame 1978.

Crash Davis

Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Columbus Davis
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

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

Eddie Plank

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
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Pitcher. Teams Richmond Colts, Philadelphia Athletics, St. Louis Terriers, St. Louis Browns. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1946. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1972. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2012. Phillies Wall of Fame 1985.

Frank Baker

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
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Third baseman. Teams Philadelphia Athletics, New York Yankees. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1955. Phillies Wall of Fame 1993.

Herb Pennock

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
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Pitcher. Teams Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees. International League Hall of Fame 1948. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1948. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1971. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2014. Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame 1995.

Jimmie Foxx

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
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Team Philadelphia Athletics. The second batter to top 500 home runs. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1951. Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame 1995. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2004. Phillies Wall of Fame 1979.

Lefty Grove

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
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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. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1947. Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame 1995. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2005. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1965. International League Hall of Fame 2008. Phillies Wall of Fame 1980.

Mickey Cochrane

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
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Catcher. Teams Philadelphia Athletics, Detroit Tigers. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1956. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1947. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2007. Phillies Wall of Fame 1982.

Mule Haas

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

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
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Teams Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Athletics, Cleveland Naps. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1937. Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame 1951.

Pepper Martin

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

Brief Facts:

Outfield. Teams Philadelphia Athletics, St. Louis Cardinals. Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.

Ping Bodie

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
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Changed name. Birth name was Francesco Stephano Pezzolo. Outfielder. Teams Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Athletics, New York Yankees. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.

Rube Oldring

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
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Outfielder. Teams New York Highlanders, Philadelphia Athletics, New York Yankees. Phillies Wall of Fame 2003.

Rube Waddell

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
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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. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1946. Phillies Wall of Fame 1986.

Stan Coveleski

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
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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. Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame 1966. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1969. National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame.

Storm Davis

Real/Birth Name:
George Earl Davis
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Baltimore Orioles, Philadelphia Athletics and others.

Tilly Walker

Real/Birth Name:
Clarence William Walker
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

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

Tris Speaker

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
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Brief Facts:

Center fielder. Later manager. Teams Boston Americans/Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Washington Senators, Philadelphia Athletics. Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame 1995. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1937. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame 1951.
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