Can I See a Menu?
This menu is from the train that carried the
powerful 1929 Philadelphia Athletics from Chicago
to Philadelphia. The team, led by pitcher Lefty
Grove, sluggers Jimmie Foxx and Al Simmons and
catcher Mickey Cochrane, had just won the first
two games of the 1929 World Series against the
Cubs. These were the days of long train rides
through open fields with card games and baseball
banter. The menu was signed by the 66 people associated
with the team, including all of the A's players,
team executives, coaches and wives. On the cover
of the menu reads the date, October, 1929. Who
could have known that two weeks after the World
Series, the stock market would crash and life
in America would change so drastically.