The Mack is a 1970s "blaxploitation" movie starring Max Julien and Richard Pryor. It deals with the life a Goldie, a black man recently released from prison who become a big time pimp. Two corrupt white cops and a local crime lord try to force him out of the business.
The movie is set in Oakland, California and was the biggest grossing blaxploitation film of it's time.
Mack twice dismantled his dynasties; the first out of outrage when some of his star players started signing lucrative contracts with upstart Federal League teams, and the second due to financial difficulties due to the Great Depression.
Mack was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937.
Mack's son Earle Mack played several games for the A's between 1910 and 1914, and also managed the team for parts of the 1937 and 1939 seasons when his father was too ill to do so.
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