Philadelphia Phillies: 1930s-1940s
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Philadelphia Phillies: 1930s-1940s.
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1) William Baker, Phillies
owner, died in 1930. He left half his estate to his wife and the
other half to longtime team secretary Mae Mallen. Five years
earlier, Mallen had married leather goods and shoe dealer Gerald
Nugent. With the support of Baker's widow, Nugent became team
president. Baker's widow died in 1932, leaving Nugent in complete
control. Unlike Baker, Nugent badly wanted to build a winning
team. However, he didn't have the financial means to do so. He was
forced to trade what little talent the team had to make ends meet,
and often had to use some creative financial methods to even field
a team at all.
2) Who was
the Phillies manager from the 1928 to 1933 season?
3) What is
NOT years Chuck
Klein played for the Phillies?
4) What year
did the Phillies move from Baker Bowl to Shibe Park (renamed
Connie Mach Stadium in 1953)?
5) The low point came in 1941,
when the Phillies finished with a ghastly 43–111 record, setting a
franchise record for losses in a season.
was the record?
6) In 1942, the Phillies
needed an advance from the league just to go to spring training.
Tram owner, Gerald Nugent, unable to find a buyer, was forced to
sell the franchise back to the league early in February 1943. A
week later, the league sold the Phillies to a wealthy lumber
Who was the new owner?
William B. Cox
Ernest T. Bass
Ira G. Hayes
7) Baseball Commissioner
Kenesaw Mountain Landis, who banned the new owner from baseball
for life. Soon afterward, he sold controlling interest in the
Phillies to DuPont heir.
Who was the DuPont
Lois D. Juliber
Robert R.M. Carpenter
Lee M. Thomas
Robert A. Brown
8) What was
the new nickname proposed by the new owner?
9) The 1948 season was the
Phillies' 16th consecutive losing season. It was the major league
record until it was broken in 2009 with their 17th consecutive
What team broke the record in
San Diego Padres
10) On August 19, 1949, the
Phillies held "Eddie Waitkus Night" at Shibe Park. Waitkus was in
uniform for the first time since being shot on June 14, 1949 in
Chicago by an infatuated girl.