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This Day in Pirates History
February 8th

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1956 In Philadelphia, former A's manager and owner Connie Mack, 93, dies of "old age and complications from his hip surgery." The 'Tall Tactician' set records for major league wins (3,731) and losses (3,948), compiling a .486 managerial mark during his 54 years as a skipper, including his three seasons with the Pirates before the turn of the century.

Amazon The Grand Old Man of Baseball: Connie Mack
in His Final Years, 1932-1956

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