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Philadelphia Athletics, Champions of the World, 1913
Connie Mack stands with his 1913 World Champion team, the Philadelphia Athletics

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Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy Was Born
December 22, 1862

Mack renamed his team the Athletics and remained the manager and owner for 50 years. Mr. Mack, as he was respectfully referred to, was easy to spot on the bench (and in this photograph). He was the man in the business suit. He never wore a uniform and rarely went into the clubhouse, except for a pre-game meeting, a practice he began in the major leagues. His habit of directing his players on the field by waving his scorecard earned him the title "10th Man on the Field." Whatever his particular style, Connie Mack had a knack for creating a winning team.
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