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RIP Art Mahan

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Drip, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Art Mahan, a longtime athletic director and baseball coach at Villanova and the oldest living member of the Philadelphia Phillies, died Tuesday. He was 97.

    Mahan, a 1936 graduate of Villanova, was baseball coach at his alma mater from 1950 to 1973. He compiled a record of 236-169-5, with four trips to the NCAA tournament. He also served as Villanova's athletic director from 1961 to 1973 and as vice president of athletics from 1973 until his retirement in 1978.

    But Mahan was also well-known as the oldest-living Phillie, playing one major league season before serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He hit .244 with two home runs and 39 RBI in 1940, his lone big-league season.

    "The Phillies send our heartfelt condolences to the Mahan family," said Phillies team president David Montgomery. "As the oldest living Phillie, Art's passing is a loss to our family as well. We mourn his death, along with all who knew him."http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/news/story?id=5901966
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    We sure he's dead?

    (Apologies. But he sounds like the guy who would appreciate the attempt at humor related to the thread below.)
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