Connie Mack

Cornelius Alexander Mack
Inducted to the Hall of Fame in: 1937
Primary team: Philadelphia Athletics
Primary position: Manager

Connie Mack was once a catcher, but made his mark as a manager. After a stint at the helm of Pittsburgh, he assumed control of the Philadelphia Athletics in 1901 and continued for 50 years until retirement at the age of 88. The Tall Tactician, best remembered as a dignified, scorecard-waving leader in a business suit, won five World Series crowns and built two dynasties - with four pennants in five years from 1910 to 1914 and three in a row from 1929 to 1931. He holds the mark for wins (3,776) by a skipper.

"Connie entered the game when it was a game for roughnecks. He saw it become respectable, he lived to be a symbol of its integrity, and he enjoyed every minute of it. "
Red Smith

Career stats

ESSENTIAL STATS
Year Inducted: 1937
Primary Team: Philadelphia Athletics
Position Played: Manager
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Birth place: East Brookfield, Massachusetts
Birth year: 1862
Died: 1956, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Played for:
Washington NL (1886-1889)
Buffalo PL (1892-1893)
Pittsburgh Pirates (1894-1896)
Managed:
Pittsburgh Pirates (1894-1896)
Milwaukee WL (1897-1900)
Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1950)
CAREER AT A GLANCE
GamesM
7755
WinsW
3731
LossesL
3948
Winning %Winning %
.486