Philadelphia Athletics' souvenir program, showing Shibe Park, 1909.
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A souvenir program from the 1909 Philadelphia A's.

Credit: Courtesy Robert D. Warrington, Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society.

When Connie Mack heard that his new A's baseball team would be a "white elephant" he made that the team mascot. In the decades that followed it would become one of the most recognizable mascots in sports.

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