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Description: Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy, or Connie Mack (1862-1956), the American baseball player, signed this 1951 The Sporting News Dope Book on the entry devoted to him and his records.

Mack was a catcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates beginning in 1890 and served as player-manager from 1894-1896. He managed the Philadelphia Athletics from 1901 to 1950, winning nine pennants and five World Series. His tenure as the Athletics’ manager is the longest ever for a coach or manager in North American professional sports. Mack is remembered for his easygoing managing style and for his recruitment of players who were intelligent and disciplined. He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937.

The 6 3/4″ x 5″ softcover book has illustrated wraps and 160 pages of the “Lifetime Records of All Members of Game’s Hall of Fame [and] Official Averages”. Published by Charles C. Spink & Son in Saint Louis. Item #A01689

Condition: Wraps are well-used, interior is clean save for instances of water staining at upper corner on some pages and previous owner’s ink stamp on title page. Overall good condition with a strong signature.