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Shibe Park, home of the Philadelphia Athletics, 1913
Shibe Park, home of the Philadelphia Athletics from 1909 to 1954, was renamed Connie Mack Stadium in 1953

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Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy Was Born
December 22, 1862

Mack led the A's to their first pennant in 1902. He often said that pitching was 75 percent of baseball, and strong pitching was the hallmark of his winning teams. He had a reputation for turning young pitchers into stars. Between 1910 and 1914, his club won four American League pennants and three World Series.

In 1937, Mack was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was 87 years old when he retired from managing in 1950. Connie Mack holds the record among managers for total games, at 7,878. He also holds the all-time record for games won, at 3,776. But because he was in the game for so long, he also has the all-time record for games lost: 4,025!

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