Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.
If you're old enough to remember the Whiz Kids of 1950, you're probably old enough to remember Connie Mack Stadium.
According to Philly.Curbed.com, a house that was built with more than 1,000 bricks from the Phillies' old stadium in the late 1970's is for sale, and it's going for $1.95 million. The 5, 192 sqaure foot, four-bedroom, three and a half bathroom is located in New Hope, Bucks County.
On the other hand, it hasn't sealed the deal so far. The property was first listed for sale in April 2008 at $2.75 million. Not the best timing. The price dropped in dribs and drabs after that. By March 2011, it was at $2.3 million but shifted to its current price in August 2011. It's always a shame to see a lengthy price history like that. You just know the owner is so disappointed. And as if that weren't bad enough, the property taxes have soared in the last year.
From 1908 to 1976, Connie Mack Stadium, originally named Shibe Park, stood at the corner of N 21st St & W Lehigh Ave in Northwest Philly. First housing the Philadelphia Athletics, the Philadelphia Phillies moved in as co-tenants before the 1938 season. Coming from the then-51 year old Baker Bowl, the Phillies had to share a stadium with one of baseball's most prestigious clubs. When the Athletics moved to Kansas City in 1955, the Phillies remained the only tenants. The Fightin's had some of their worst years at "The Mack". In 33 seasons at Connie Mack Stadium, the Phillies only won one NL Pennant (1950) while finishing in third place or better just four times.
If you have $1.95 million to blow, you can check out the digs on this house. It's online, here.