The 1929 Mack Attack

By Jimmy Keenan

This article was published in the 2013 The National Pastime.

As the 1929 major-league season came to a close, the two best teams in baseball prepared to do battle in the upcoming World Series. Joe McCarthy’s National League champion Chicago Cubs cruised into October 11 games in front of the second-place Pittsburgh Pirates. Howard EhmkeIn the junior circuit, Connie Mack’s Philadelphia Athletics racked up 104 victories and finished 18 games ahead of the New York Yankees. It was 11 years since the Cubs . . .

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