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1910 Connie Mack baseball card
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Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy Was Born
December 22, 1862

Connie Mack was a professional baseball catcher in the 1880s, when protective equipment was nearly nonexistent. His shins were exposed and his mitt, mask, and chest protector provided little cover. At 6 feet 1 inch and 150 pounds, Mack was string-bean thin and could use all the protective gear baseball had to offer.

Connie Mack, the "Tall Tactician" of major league baseball, was born on December 22, 1862, in East Brookfield, Massachusetts. His full name was Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy. In 1901 Mack became manager and owner of 25 percent of the baseball team called the Philadelphia Club. Do you know what new name he gave the team?

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