Sport: The Old Man

Other managers might have their troubles, but bat-straight, 86-year-old Cornelius (Connie Mack) McGillicudy of the Philadelphia Athletics just kept rolling along. There was no particular Mack anniversary last week (next season will be his 50th as manager of the A's), but the mayor and citizenry of New York City decided to give "a day" to contemplate the phenomenon. There was plenty to contemplate.

Connie, who was born at East Brookfield, Mass, in 1862, the same year as the Battle of Antietam, got into organized baseball (as a catcher) during the presidency of Chester A....

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