"After New York Giants' manager John McGraw told reporters that Philadelphia manufacturer Benjamin Shibe, who owned the controlling interest in the new team, had a "white elephant on his hands," Mack defiantly adopted the white elephant as the team mascot, and presented McGraw with a stuffed toy elephant at the start of the 1905 World Series. McGraw and Mack had known each other for years, and McGraw accepted it graciously. By 1909, the A's were wearing an elephant logo on their sweaters, and in 1918 it turned up on the regular uniform jersey for the first time. Over the years the elephant has appeared in several different colors. The A’s are still sometimes, though infrequently, referred to as the "Elephants" or "White Elephants". The elephant was retired as team mascot in 1963 by then-owner Charles O. Finley in favor of a Missouri mule."
Also a few of us detected the park after the COMDA meeting and after a couple wheats, I got two silver Roosevelt dimes in one hole.