A lot can be said about the marauding elephants that played for Connie Mack in 1911. Let's start with the biggest headline, the A's won their second straight World Series championship that year. Led by the famous "$100,000 Infield", the team's position players posted a combined .304 season batting average. With aces "Gettysburg Eddie" Plank, "Chief" Bender and Jack Coombs in the fold, the pitching staff did their part as well, turning in a 3.01 team ERA. The equivalent of baseball demigods, skippers Connie Mack and John McGraw led their squads to the "Fall Classic", with Philadelphia triumphing over the NY Giants four games to two. Coming out on top in this "Clash of the Titans" was no simple feat, as the Philly team had to overcome the great Christy Mathewson and "Rube" Marquard in the process.
Celebrate Mack's mighty elephants, with this 1911 Philadelphia Athletics world champions panoramic photo. Framed to overall dimensions of 22 x 9-1/2", this antique photograph is seen in a visible area 18 x 4-3/4". The photo appears to be in excellent condition, with only light wear evident. Standing at center is nattily attired Hall of Fame manager Mack, flanked by a total of twenty-one players and the team's mascot at far right. All of the players are wearing identical sweaters adorned with the team's white elephant logo and theirs names are printed below in white lettering. A caption at center below Mack's name reads "Philadelphia Athletics Champions 1911". In addition to Mack, four other Hall of Famers are pictured, with Eddie Collins, Frank "Home Run" Baker, "Chief" Bender and Eddie Plank. Completing this piece is a title bar at bottom featuring two different stylized fonts, that reads "Philadelphia Athletics Champions Of The World, 1911".
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