April 3, 1961 in History

Event:

Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia is sold to J Schleifer Properties





Connie Mack History:

February 8, 1956 - Connie Mack, baseball manager (Philadelphia A's, 1901-50), dies at 93
October 18, 1950 - Connie Mack retires as manager of A's after 50 years
June 12, 1950 - Connie Mack named Honorary Manager of the All-Star Game
April 4, 1948 - 84-year-old Connie Mack challenges 78-year-old Clark Griffith to a race from home to 1st base; it ends in a tie
May 17, 1941 - Pennsylvania declares legal holiday to honor A's manager Connie Mack
December 20, 1940 - Connie Mack acquires controlling interest in the Athletics for $42,000
December 3, 1933 - Connie Mack sells Mickey Cochrane to Detroit Tigers for $100,000
December 8, 1914 - Connie Mack sells Eddie Collins to the White Sox
November 1, 1914 - Connie Mack asks waivers on Jack Coombs, Eddie Plank and Chief Colby
February 7, 1908 - Connie Mack sells hurler Rube Waddell to St. Louis Browns for $5,000
December 22, 1862 - Connie Mack, born in East Brookfield, Massachusetts, HOF baseball executive/manager, Philadelphia A's 1900 - 1950


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