"One guy sent a box of 12 official major league baseballs and wanted him to sign each one. And he sent a check along with it. My dad signed every one, but he sent the check back with the balls. He never took one penny for signing."
~Edwin Mahan, Art's son
Art also apparently had a sense of humor too...
"The Augustinian priests kept telling me to have faith in the saints and to ask St. Jude for help when I would step up to bat. After trying this, it was quickly obvious that St. Jude couldn't hit a curveball, either."
~Art Mahan in reference to a minor league slump he endured
*Alex "Spunk" Pitko now becomes the oldest living Phillies at age 96, and the 5th oldest living former major leaguer.