This day in baseball: Connie Mack’s debut

On September 11, 1886, catcher Cornelius McGillicuddy, better known as Connie Mack, made his major league debut with the Washington Nationals (a.k.a. Senators).  The Nationals defeated Philadelphia, 4-3, at Capitol Park in Washington.

Connie Mack went on to become the longest-serving manager in Major League Baseball history.  He holds records for wins (3,731), losses (3,948), and games managed (7,755).

Connie Mack baseball card, 1887 (Wikimedia Commons)

Connie Mack baseball card, 1887 (Wikimedia Commons)

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2 Comments on “This day in baseball: Connie Mack’s debut”

  1. Steve Myers says:

    We have to get his name into the dictionary, something to denote longevity, mackified?


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