Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Voices from the Past: Connie Mack (1926)

This cool little blurb was published in the Wednesday, March 10, 1926 edition of the Poughkeepsie Daily Eagle. It combines two of my favorite things: baseball and angling. Featuring hall-of-fame manager Connie Mack in a fishing pose, it further illustrates the connection between fishing and baseball.

Connie Mack, one of the most famous baseball managers, who assembled the great Athletics, and who last season presented a new team that made a strong fight for the flag, and which will make a strong bid this season. Connie Mack takes his fishing rod for a session in between workouts of his team at Fort Myers, Fla.

Connie Mack was one of the greatest managers of all time--he was the Philadelphia Athletics skipper for 50 years--but was also an active angler and golfer. One fascinating fact about Mack was that, although he was a ten-year major league veteran, he always wore a suit in the dugout.

-- Dr. Todd

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