View Full Version : Expert poring over long-lost Philadelphia A's records
10-24-2011, 11:14 AM
10-24-2011, 02:42 PM
Less than $200...damn.
10-24-2011, 03:13 PM
Didn't someone find a bunch of old White Sox photographs several years ago that were thrown away?
10-24-2011, 03:54 PM
Interesting how it details how the Depression hit the A's. Outside of the team, I don't know if Mack really had any other substantial income?
Lip Man 1
10-24-2011, 04:35 PM
I don't recall that but I do remember they found a number of items connected with the "Black Sox" situation that had been lost for decades including trial transcripts.
10-25-2011, 12:14 AM
Pretty cool find there.
10-26-2011, 04:21 PM
In 1932, the season after their third straight World Series appearance, the A's payroll was $253,000, Macht said, unsustainable in a year when ticket revenue plummeted by $300,000.
Mack reacted by selling players. Al Simmons, Mule Haas and Jimmie Dykes brought $150,000 in 1932, beginning a downward spiral from which the franchise never recovered.
To the White Sox (http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1933/UCHA01933.htm).
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