Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Friday, March 4, 2016

Menasha Mac

 August 7, 1856, Menasha Advocate
Reader Don Nussbaum provided this news article in response to yesterday's story about Satchel Paige visiting Menasha in 1963.  Don pondered the origin of the name "Macs" for the team and while I always thought the team was called the Macs as shorthand for Menasha Athletic Club, the evidence he provides here that perhaps it is named after this bull, IS intriguing, to say the least.  I challenge other blog readers to proffer their suggestions.

Also, Paige's team ended up beating the Macs in extra innings, as evidenced by the article below:

Sounds like it was an exciting game.

1 comment:

  1. The reference to the Menasha Macs being named after a bull that lived in 1858 is interesting. If said bull transited the Straits of Mackinac then maybe the team was named for those traits. Any other thoughts by anyone?