Philadelphia faces Montgomery in exhibition game on this date in 1908.
|Your 1908 Montgomery Climbers|
The A's finished in second place in the AL the previous season, though its a much different team than the one that trained here before in 1906.
Catcher Ossie Schreckengost is still with the team, adding character with his outspoken antics, though he shuns the new-fangled shinguards being worn by Giants catcher Bresnahan.
Among the other regulars on the team, Eddie Collins is rounding out his career, as is Plank and the first baseman Davis. This team is considered the last year of the "First Dynasty" of Connie Macks Athletic teams. Several of the veteran players have left from the championship A's teams, many more will be gone after this year, making it a transitional season for Philadelphia.
However today belongs to the Athletics....
AUBURN PLAYER DIES FROM GAME INJURY
A throw from the catcher to second base hit the student athlete, presumably while he was batting a runner tried to steal second base. The injured student was brought to Montgomery where he passed away in an unspecified local hospital.