Following the announcement that Al Simmons batting champion of the American league and star outfielder, had affixed his signature to an athletic contract, the last player to agree to terms for the coming season, Connie Mack's world's champions are now all signed up and ready to go. Above group taken after a short practice in Philadelphia, April 9, 1931, shows left to right: Simmons, Connie Mack and George Earnshaw, pitching ace. (AP Photo)