Monday, November 02, 2009

BAGAKOAA November 2, 2009 1929 all over again


November 2, 2009 1929 all over again

Ok I am not a big baseball fan, but I read an article in this weekends Baron’s magazine that got my attention. The last time the Phillies won the World Series back to back was 1929 and 1930. “So what?”, you say. Well as you know I have no life so I did some investigating and here are some important facts to consider.

The manager of the 1929 Philidelphia Ahtletics was a guy named Connie Mack. There was a guy working in the mail room of the New York Stock Exchange named Mack. Coincidence you say, then consider this.

On October 29, 1929 the market dropped almost 31 points. In game 3 of the Phillies Cubs game, there were 31 balls fouled out of the park. Coincidence you say, then consider this.

In game 2 of the 29 Phillies game against Chicago, the loosing pitcher was a guy by the name of Pat Malone. There was a Pat Malone serving beer the night of October 29, 1929 at the Famed Flariton Lounge in New York City. Think about it. Ok consider this.

The winning 1930’s Phillies each received the unheard of sum of $5,038. That is the same exact amount that Albert Wiggin, head of Chase Bank in 1929 paid for his 1929 Duesenberg Derham Convertible Coupe.

We should all be routing for the Yankees because there were a lot of parallels between the market of 1929-1930 and the Phillies of that day and age. It could happen again so please route for the Yankees so we do not repeat the economic upheaval once experience long long ago.

Salve Lucrum


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