Philadelphia Athletics, 1928-1932
I would like to throw some love to the team that I have long-considered the Greatest Team of them all. The 1929-32 Philadelphia Athletics. I think it is time to give them some much over-due props and respect.
I am aware that I am probably the only Fever member who feels this way.
1928 A's---98-55, .641, 2nd Pl, 2.5 g behind
1929 A's---104-46, .693, 18 g ahead, (WS: W 4-1 over Cubs)
1930 A's---102-52, .662, 8 g ahead, (WS: W 4-2 over Cardinals)
1931 A's---107-45, .704, 13.5 g ahead, (WS: L 4-3 to Cardinals)
1932 A's---94-60, .610, 2nd Pl, 13 g behind
The Second Dynasty (1927–1933)
After that, Mack began to build another winner. In 1927 and 1928, the Athletics finished second to the New York Yankees, then won pennants in 1929, 1930 and 1931, winning the World Series in 1929 and 1930. In each of the three years, the A's won over 100 games.
As it turned out, this would be the Athletics' last hurrah in Philadelphia. Mack again sold or traded his best players in order to reduce expenses. The Great Depression was well under way, and declining attendance had drastically reduced the team’s revenues. The construction of a spite fence at Shibe Park, blocking the view from nearby buildings, only served to irritate potential paying fans. However, the consequences did not become apparent for a few more years, as the team finished second in 1932 and third in 1933.