Earlier I mentioned that Connie Mack broke up the Philadelphia Athletics in the mid 30s. That was a shame since that really hurt the history of Philadelphia. The two subject ball players did come back to Philadelphia to wind up their careers. This gave older fans a chance to revisit some memories. Younger fans could learn about baseball, the sports their parents often talked about.
Al Simmons became an Athletic again in 1940. He was in 37 games, collected 25 hit in 81 at bars, hit one home run, drove in 19 runs, and hit .319.
Jimmy Foxx played with the Phillies in 1945. He was in 89 games, collected 60 hits in 248 at bats, hit seven home runs, drove in 38 runs, and hit .268.