Larry MacPhail

Leland Stanford MacPhail Sr.
Inducted to the Hall of Fame in: 1978
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Primary position: Executive

One of the game's great innovators, Larry MacPhail introduced night baseball to the major leagues at Cincinnati's Crosley Field in 1935. He laid the foundation for two Reds championship teams before moving on to win two pennants in the 1940s as the chief executive of the Dodgers and Yankees. MacPhail also originated plane travel for teams, championed the regular broadcasting of games and initiated pension plans. He and his son, Lee, form the first father-son tandem to be elected to the Hall of Fame.

"He was a pioneer, a man who went ahead though others told him he was crazy. He had the last laugh, and all of baseball profited from his determination and foresight. "
Glenn Dickey

Career stats

Year Inducted: 1978
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Position Played: Executive
Birth place: Cass City, Michigan
Birth year: 1890
Died: 1975, Miami, Florida