Connie Mack’s Second Great Athletics Team: Eclipsed by the Ruth-Gehrig Yankees, But Even Better

By Bryan Soderholm-Difatte

This article was published in the 2013 The National Pastime.

Editor's note: This article was adapted from the chapter on the 1926–32 Yankees and 1928–32 Athletics found on the author’s website, In the annals of baseball history, the New York Yankees are often remembered as being most formidable when they had Babe Ruth batting third and Lou Gehrig right behind him in the cleanup slot. They were the heart of the 1927 Yankees—still mythologized by many as the greatest team ever there was. The 1927 Yankees finished every day of the season in first place, won 110 games, . . .

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