Local

Final Inning For Link to Philadelphia’s Baseball Past

View Comments
The 1931 World Series between the Philadelphia Athletics, and St. Louis Cardinals. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The 1931 World Series between the Philadelphia Athletics, and St. Louis Cardinals. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Mike DeNardo Mike DeNardo
Mike DeNardo, a veteran of KYW Newsradio for more than 25 years,...
Read More

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

By Mike DeNardo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A sports auction Saturday is expected to be the last official event by the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society.

It’ll the swan song for a group dedicated to remembering the Philadelphia A’s — the city’s American League baseball team that left for Kansas City in 1955.

“This auction here, unless we try and run one next year – which I doubt – but this’ll be the final event of the A’s Society as we know it,” says 80-year-old Ernie Montella of Warrington.

Montella is the Society’s last remaining officer. He says a memorabilia auction Saturday at the Horsham Days Inn will feature items including a brick from Shibe Park. He says the aim is to raise $3,000 to repay members who helped the A’s Society pay off IRS debt.

The Society’s Hatboro shop closed last year.  Its remaining artifacts, on loan from members, remain on display at Spike’s Trophies on Grant Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia.

Check Out These Sports Stories:

 

View Comments
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 33,155 other followers