In the middle of the park...
October 8, 2006 11:34 AM   Subscribe

Baseball's White Elephants: When the Philadelphia Athletics joined the American League, Muggsy McGraw derided the team as White Elephants ^. Though the team has moved on, the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society still follows the Elephant Trail.
posted by ?! (5 comments total)
I think it's officially a *STAMPEDE* on MeFi today.
posted by Afroblanco at 11:46 AM on October 8, 2006

When Charlie Finley brought the Athletics to Kansas City he dropped the elephant mascot for a donkey....named after himself.
posted by ?! at 12:03 PM on October 8, 2006

posted by Rhomboid at 12:03 PM on October 8, 2006 [6 favorites]

Wow, an image. Just for this thread? An honor.

But, what did you think of the historical society?
posted by ?! at 12:05 PM on October 8, 2006

ha, cool image
posted by jouke at 12:23 PM on October 8, 2006

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