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Shibe Park: 1914 World Series

Shibe Park: 1914 World Series

October 9, 1914. "Philadelphia Athletics dugout prior to start of Game 1 of 1914 World Series at Shibe Park." View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Total confusion

I know that I saw at least three games at this park. My mother and aunt took me to a daytime Athletics game in 1947 when I was 5, but I'd had absolutely no knowledge of sports up till then so was completely mystified as to where I was and what was going on. Later I saw a Phillies game here with the Cub Scouts, and later another Phillies game with my dad. Highlight of the evening: I got Curt Simmons' autograph. Yes, the Phils blew the pennant race in '64, thanks to Gene Mauch's absurd tactic of rotating only his two best pitchers, often with only a day's rest! No wonder they couldn't buy a win. Cards beat the Yanks in the Series, though, so it wasn't a total loss.

No joy in Philly II

In this same stadium in 1964 the Phillies had a 6 1/2 game lead for the pennant, they lost 7 straight here and 3 on the road, they only had to win one game.
The stadium was called Connie Mack at that time and it looked a lot like this picture, it was a great ballpark.

No joy in Philadelphia

The A's lost this game 7-1 to the Boston Braves. And then lost the next three, getting swept. By an interesting coincidence, one of my other favorite blogs, The Griddle, has a post describing the A's hard luck after this series. The post-World Series firesale ain't a new phenomenon.

 
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