MacPhail, Lee

Leland Stanford MacPhail Jr.
Born: October 25, 1917, Nashville, Tennessee
Died: November 9, 2012, Delray Beach, Florida
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1998

Following in his father's Hall of Fame footsteps, Lee MacPhail served as a front office executive for 45 years. As director of player personnel for the Yankees, MacPhail built one of the game's strongest farm systems. During his tenure in New York, the Yankees won seven World Championships in 10 years. MacPhail also served as general manager of the Orioles before rejoining the Yankees. His admirable service as president of the American League preceded his final service role as president of the player relations committee.

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Induction Speech


Did You Know: 
that on December 9, 1965, Baltimore Orioles General Manager Lee MacPhail dealt Milt Pappas and Dick Simpson to the Reds for future Hall of Fame outfielder Frank Robinson?
He puts on a sad face and everybody he talks to feels sorry for him and gives him a ballplayer. And if the victim doesn't come across right away, Lee does not leave until he gets what he is after, see? He is persistent. He gets his man.
Larry MacPhail