Thomas Shibe Signed Document Philadelphia Athletics – A.L. Founder D. 1936 PSA/DNA

Thomas Shibe (D. 1936) is the son of Benjamin Shibe and Connie Mack, co-founders of the Philadelphia Athletics baseball team. He was also instrumental in helping to create the American League and helping Major League baseball divide the game into two leagues (AL and NL). He was known for his manufacture of baseballs and baseball equipment almost as much as his association with the A’s. He invented much of the machinery used to produce baseballs for the big leagues and his personal supervision of the AJ Reach plant. His family’s namesake adorned the Major League ballpark that the A’s and Phillies played in for many years (1909-70) in Philadelphia, Shibe Park. Connie Mack bought controlling interest in the Athletics upon Shibe’s death in 1936. His importance in Major League baseball can’t be underestimated.

We offer a 2 page document created from 1911 that announces a meeting for stockholders of the A.J. Reach Company held in Philadelphia on Oct 3, 1911 with A.J. Reach and his brother George both present. Shibe’s father Benjamin, the founder of the Philadelphia Athletics was present too. This meeting nominated board officers Shibe has signed this two page (each page measures approximately 9” x 12” in size) document boldly as the secretary for the company. Historical and RARE!!!

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Thomas Shibe Signed Document Philadelphia Athletics – A.L. Founder D. 1936 PSA/DNA