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  • Mitchell Street Al Simmons

    About ten years ago a friend of mine in Milwaukee visited Al's sister-in-law at a home once owned by Simmons'. Apparently Al had two brothers. One was either a minor leaguer or a good local player(it's been ten years, I forget); the other-now here comes the best part-was better than Al. Tragically he died when he was 17,18,19(again it's been ten years).

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    Aloys Szymanski

    Unfortunately, Bucketfoot Al Simmons (born Aloys Szymanski) seems to have few surviving relatives, even in the Milwaukee area. When he was voted to the Oakland Athletics All Century Team in 2000, no relatives could be found to accept the award. (Sam Chapman accepted it for him). It was eventually given to the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society.

    The Society has had no luck over the years in finding any relatives. This year the Athletics Society honored the 1930 World Series team at their annual October Reunion. Representatives of the Foxx, McNair and Dykes families were there. It would have been great to see some of Bucketfoot Al's family there.

    If anyone knows of any remaining relatives, baseball is looking for them.

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      HI! I'm Al Simmons second cousin!!!

      HI!

      I'm Al Simmons second cousin!!!

      My mom's mother was his fathers sister.

      I live in MA - but I have a few cousins who still live in the Milwaukee area.

      I have a copy of when Al Simmons made his first Holy Communion (with his siblings).

      Who should I tell (beside you) about my cousins who still in the Milwaukee area and also about some of the trivia I've been told through the years about Al Simmons???

      I have a copy of him from a cigar box and another with Babe Ruth. I have quite a few cards but only one original ... sigh.

      Well, I'll let you go for now ... It sure was fun (for me) to read about my second cousin (Al Simmons): baseball:

      Thanks so very much ...

      Karen



      Originally posted by Bucketfoot Al View Post
      Unfortunately, Bucketfoot Al Simmons (born Aloys Szymanski) seems to have few surviving relatives, even in the Milwaukee area. When he was voted to the Oakland Athletics All Century Team in 2000, no relatives could be found to accept the award. (Sam Chapman accepted it for him). It was eventually given to the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society.

      The Society has had no luck over the years in finding any relatives. This year the Athletics Society honored the 1930 World Series team at their annual October Reunion. Representatives of the Foxx, McNair and Dykes families were there. It would have been great to see some of Bucketfoot Al's family there.

      If anyone knows of any remaining relatives, baseball is looking for them.
      Last edited by karenolszewski; 05-03-2007, 12:59 PM.

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        Thanks!!!

        Thanks for this info.

        Karen (Al Simmons second cousin)!!!
        Last edited by karenolszewski; 05-03-2007, 12:59 PM.

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          Thanks!!!

          Thanks for this info.

          Karen (Al Simmons second cousin)!!!


          Originally posted by Dave View Post
          About ten years ago a friend of mine in Milwaukee visited Al's sister-in-law at a home once owned by Simmons'. Apparently Al had two brothers. One was either a minor leaguer or a good local player(it's been ten years, I forget); the other-now here comes the best part-was better than Al. Tragically he died when he was 17,18,19(again it's been ten years).
          Last edited by karenolszewski; 05-03-2007, 12:59 PM.

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            The Duke of Mitchell Street

            Karen:
            Hi. I originated the Mitchell St. Al Simmons post.
            Actually, he was known in Milwaukee as The Duke of Mitchell Street.
            Mitchell was the main street of the south side neighborhood he grew up in.
            Well, tell me everything.

            Dave
            Last edited by Dave; 05-06-2007, 12:53 PM. Reason: While intending to send a pm, I sent a qick reply.

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              I just stumbled onto this intriguing thread while searching for information about Al Simmons. I think I too may be a distant (pretty darn distant, actually) relative of Al Simmons, and I have been looking for information about him to verify this, but it has been a challenge.

              Matt

              Update 2009-08-09: After doing some research about the matter, I discovered that I am not related in any way (it was a family myth, but a good one!), but would love to hear more about his life here, if anyone has contributions. He has been gone for some time and information about him is sparse.

              Last edited by martini22; 08-09-2009, 11:21 AM. Reason: updates

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                Originally posted by karenolszewski View Post
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                Who should I tell (beside you) about my cousins who still in the Milwaukee area and also about some of the trivia I've been told through the years about Al Simmons???
                Karen,
                Even though this thread is old... hopefully this can help you out.
                Contact the Philadelphia A's Historical Society at:

                Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society, Inc.
                6 N. York Road
                Hatboro, PA 19040

                Phone: (215)323-9901
                Toll Free Phone: 1-800-318-0483
                FAX: (215)323-9902
                E-mail: Yorkroad6@aol.com
                Click here to see my autographed 8x10 collection

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                  Al Simmons

                  Al Simmons Philadelphia A's:
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                  you can take the Dodgers out of Brooklyn, but you can't take the Brooklyn out of the DODGERS
                  http://brooklyndodgermemories.freeforums.org/

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