Ed Barrow

Edward Grant Barrow
Inducted to the Hall of Fame in: 1953
Primary team: New York Yankees
Primary position: Executive

Ed Barrow was an excellent judge of baseball talent and responsible for the creation of the game’s greatest dynasty, the New York Yankees. The team’s chief executive used wise trades, outright player purchases and a budding farm system to put together teams that won 14 pennants and 10 World Series championships – including five Series sweeps – between 1921 and 1945. An accomplished manager, Barrow led the 1918 Boston Red Sox to a World Series title before ending his field career in 1920 to join New York’s front office. In 1919, he made the historic decision to convert Babe Ruth from pitcher to outfielder.

"Cousin Ed was a baseball man. But there were few men in the game who could match him in business acumen. He knew where to look for leaks in the cashbox, could estimate his costs within a few dollars, and was a sharp trader. "
Waite Hoyt

Career stats

Year Inducted: 1953
Primary Team: New York Yankees
Position Played: Executive
Birth place: Springfield, Illinois
Birth year: 1868
Died: 1953, Port Chester, New York
Detroit Tigers (1903-1904)
Boston Red Sox (1918-1920)