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Foxx, Cochrane and Simmons:
The A's "Murderer's Row."

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Can I See a Menu?

This menu is from the train that carried the powerful 1929 Philadelphia Athletics from Chicago to Philadelphia. The team, led by pitcher Lefty Grove, sluggers Jimmie Foxx and Al Simmons and catcher Mickey Cochrane, had just won the first two games of the 1929 World Series against the Cubs. These were the days of long train rides through open fields with card games and baseball banter. The menu was signed by the 66 people associated with the team, including all of the A's players, team executives, coaches and wives. On the cover of the menu reads the date, October, 1929. Who could have known that two weeks after the World Series, the stock market would crash and life in America would change so drastically.


Related links:

See a train menu signed by the 1933 Washington Senators during that year's World Series.

See Philadelphia A's pitching great Lefty Grove's 1931 signed contract for his MVP season.

See President’s Nixon letter to Philadelphia A's slugger Jimmie Foxx’s daughter informing her that he had chosen her dad as the greatest first baseman of all-time.