Ruppert, Jacob

Jacob Ruppert, Jr.
Born: August 5, 1867, New York, New York
Died: January 13, 1939, New York, New York
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 2013

Owner Jacob Ruppert, a visionary leader, transformed the New York Yankees from a second-division afterthought to the most storied franchise in the game’s long history. The brewery executive and former U.S. Congressman purchased the middling team, along with Tillinghast Huston, in 1915. Over a few short years they assembled a formidable group, including manager Miller Huggins, front office executive Ed Barrow and slugger Babe Ruth. After opening Yankee Stadium in 1923, the club won their first World Series championship. They collected 10 pennants and seven Fall Classic crowns during Ruppert’s tenure, which ended with his death in 1939.

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Induction Speech (Anne Vernon)


Did You Know: 
… that while Jacob Ruppert owned the Yankees, the franchise acquired more than a dozen future Hall of Famers, including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Joe DiMaggio?