On September 11, 1886, catcher Cornelius McGillicuddy, better known as Connie Mack, made his major league debut with the Washington Nationals (a.k.a. Senators). The Nationals defeated Philadelphia, 4-3, at Capitol Park in Washington.
Connie Mack went on to become the longest-serving manager in Major League Baseball history. He holds records for wins (3,731), losses (3,948), and games managed (7,755).
2 thoughts on “This day in baseball: Connie Mack’s debut”
We have to get his name into the dictionary, something to denote longevity, mackified?
Mackified would be good. Playing off his real name would be fun, too: McGillicuddified. Say that five times fast.