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ATHLETICS TIMELINE
1901-1921 | 1922-1941 | 1942-1961 | 1962-1981 | 1982-Present
Timeline 1922-1941
1924  - A's first baseman Joe Hauser, sets an AL record when he hits 3 HRs and a double for 14 total bases.
1925  - Connie Mack signs a 17-year-old Jimmie Foxx and he converts Foxx to first base, where he became a regular in 1928; before long, Foxx was being called "the righthanded Babe Ruth."
1927  -
Eddie Plank

The Phils beat the A's 1-0 for the benefit of the Eddie Plank Memorial Fund.

1928  - New York's George Pipgras and Waite Hoyt turn back the Athletics; The A's will take the last game of the series and leave town 1 1/2 back.
1929  - What many baseball historians will argue as the greatest team in baseball history, Connie Mack's 1929 championship team clinches the AL pennant with a 5-0 win over the White Sox. They go on to defeat the National League Champion Chicago Cubs in five games, highlighted by the A's record, 10 run 4th inning eruption in the A's Game 4 win.
1931  -

Connie Mack's finest team won 107 games behind the well-muscled Jimmie Foxx and Al Simmons; Lefty Grove was 31-4.

1932  - A's hurler Eddie Rommel pitches 17 innings in relief, giving up a record 33 hits vs Cleveland.
1934  - The Phillies and A's meet in a City Series game before 15,000 fans at Shibe Park for the first legal Sunday baseball game ever played in Philadelphia.
1936  - Philadelphia A's Catcher Frankie Hayes equals a ML record with 4 doubles in a game against Cleveland.
1937  -

The A's set a new AL record in the opener of a doubleheader with the White Sox by scoring 12 runs in the first inning, 6 of which are driven in by Bob Johnson.

1938  - University of California All-American football star Sam Chapman signs with the Athletics for a $8,500 bonus.
1939  - The first AL night game is played at Shibe Park, the A's lose to Cleveland 8-3 in 10 innings.
1940  - The A's are mired deep in the cellar, but Connie Mack hits all the right buttons today. He sends 4 Pinch hitters to the plate in the 9th inning versus Detroit, and all 4 deliver hits.
1941  -
Connie Mack

The city of Philadelphia and the state of Pennsylvania declare a legal holiday to honor the A's manager on Connie Mack Day at Shibe Park.

1901-1921 | 1922-1941 | 1942-1961 | 1962-1981 | 1982-Present