"No matter what I talk about, I always get back to baseball": My 66 Years in the Big Leagues : The Great Story of America's National Game

  • My 66 Years in the Big Leagues : The Great Story of America’s National Game.
  • My 66 Years in the Big Leagues : The Great Story of America's National Game.

My 66 Years in the Big Leagues : The Great Story of America’s National Game.

Item Number: 81042

Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, 1950.

First edition of the baseball legend’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated, photographic endpapers. Signed by Connie Mack on the title page. Fine in a good price-clipped dust jacket. Also included is an original Connie Mack Scholarship Foundation Fund Dinner held at the Benjamin Franklin Hotel in 1950.

A Founding Father of modern baseball, Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy started out as a catcher and moved on to become the consummate manager and part owner of the Philadelphia Athletics from 1901 to 1950. Better known as Connie Mack, he cut a dashing figure clad in a business suit and straw skimmer. With an even-tempered manner, "Mr. Mack" was regarded as a unique combination of coach and father figure by his players—who included such all-time greats as Ty Cobb, Lefty Grove, and Chief Bender. This engaging autobiography, written with his characteristic warmth and enthusiasm, reads like a history of baseball during the first half of the twentieth century.