Dreyfuss, Barney

Bernhard Dreyfuss
Born: February 23, 1865, Freiburg, Germany
Died: February 5, 1932, New York, New York
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 2008

An innovative team owner and policy maker, Barney Dreyfuss was one of the most highly regarded executives in organized baseball. During his career, he merged his Louisville Colonels with the Pittsburgh Pirates to form a National League powerhouse, was one of the original advocates of a commissioner's office in baseball, helped to establish the modern World Series and was the Senior Circuit's first vice president. As president of the Pirates from 1900 until his death in 1932, Pittsburgh won six pennants, two World Series, and finished in third place or better 21 times.

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[Dreyfuss] discovered more great players than any man in the game, and his advice and counsel always were sought by his associates.
John Heydler