Meet Connie Mack – an Irish Baseball Legend!
☘️ – Connie Mack was born Cornelius McGillicuddy on December 22, 1862 to Irish immigrant parents Michael and Mary McGillicuddy.
☘️ – Was considered one of the top defensive catchers of his day.
☘️ – Popularized blocking home plate.
☘️ – Won nine American League pennants and five World Series titles as manager of the Philadelphia Athletics.
☘️ – Was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937 while he was still managing.
☘️ – Retired in 1950 at the age of 87.
☘️ – All-time leader with 3,731 wins.