Connie Mack

Famous Philadelphians: Cornelius “Connie Mack” McGillicuddy (1862–1956)

The most successful owner and manager in Philadelphia sports history was Cornelius McGillicuddy, better known as Connie Mack. He was born to Irish immigrants in East Brookfield, Massachusetts and worked as a New England textile mill hand before discovering baseball.

In the Swing: A Brief History of Baseball in Philadelphia

Baseball in Philadelphia is riding on a wave of success by the hometown Phillies, winners of four straight National League East titles and two of the last three National League…