Download PDF by John G. Robertson,Andy Saunders: A’s Bad as It Gets: Connie Mack’s Pathetic Athletics of 1916

By John G. Robertson,Andy Saunders

This paintings is a game-by-game account of the Philadelphia Athletics’ pitiful 1916 season, within which they gained simply 36 of 154 video games. It starts off with a quick biography of the team’s dwelling symbol—A’s supervisor and co-owner Connie Mack—and strikes in the course of the start of the franchise and into its first period of glory within which the A’s gained global championships in 1910, 1911, and 1913. Following the A’s lovely defeat within the 1914 global sequence to the underdog Boston Braves, Mack dismantled his championship membership and accomplished final within the American League for seven directly seasons. The 1916 crusade was once the nadir. The team’s few sturdy veterans had a helping solid of underachievers, university boys, uncooked beginners, no-hopers, and sub-par pitching. The booklet chronicles the day-by-day grind of a staff that had no likelihood to start with and speedy turned the laughingstock of the AL. Many funny anecdotes, useless to say!

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