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Connie Mack's '29 Triumph: The Rise and Fall of the Philadelphia Athlectics Dynasty

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The championship 1929 season, the Philadelphia Athletics' high point in a vigorous six-year rivalry with the New York Yankees, sealed Connie Mack's durable reputation as the paragon of baseball managers. At the advanced age of 66, he had built a team that can be considered to rival the 1927 Yankees as baseball's greatest. This chronicle of the A's victorious 1929 season, drawing from contemporary newspaper accounts and interviews, reveals Mack's professionalism and remarkable ...
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Overview

The championship 1929 season, the Philadelphia Athletics' high point in a vigorous six-year rivalry with the New York Yankees, sealed Connie Mack's durable reputation as the paragon of baseball managers. At the advanced age of 66, he had built a team that can be considered to rival the 1927 Yankees as baseball's greatest. This chronicle of the A's victorious 1929 season, drawing from contemporary newspaper accounts and interviews, reveals Mack's professionalism and remarkable mastery of the game.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786405855
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/1/1999
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword 1
Introduction: The Legend of Connie Mack 5
Ch. 1 Philadelphia in the Roaring Twenties 17
Ch. 2 Rebuilding the A's, 1924-26 31
Ch. 3 Cobb Comes to Town, 1927 57
Ch. 4 Challenging the Yankees, 1928 79
Ch. 5 Revenge of the White Elephant, 1929 97
Ch. 6 The 1929 World Series 115
Ch. 7 Repeating, 1930 133
Ch. 8 Establishing a Dynasty, 1931 147
Ch. 9 Mack the Knife, 1932-35 159
Conclusion: What Happened to the '29 A's 171
Afterword 179
App. A Philadelphia Athletics Team Statistics, 1929-31 183
App. B World Series Statistics, 1929-31 187
App. C Philadelphia Athletics, 1929-31, vs. New York Yankees, 1926-28: A Statistical Comparison 193
Notes 197
Selected Bibliography 209
Index 212
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