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Connie Mack was manager of the Milwaukee Brewers and the Philadelphia Athletics, and owner of the Athletics. He helped establish the American League.
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U.S. baseball manager and team executive Connie Mack was born December 22, 1862, in East Brookfield, Massachusetts. He played professional baseball from 1886-'96, before becoming manager of the Milwaukee Brewers and part owner of the Philadelphia Athletics from 1901. He later became the sole owner of the Athletics from 1937-'53. Mack's teams won 3,776 games and lost 4,025, both all-time records. He also helped establish the American League.
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