Weiss, George

George Martin Weiss
Born: June 23, 1895, New Haven, Connecticut
Died: August 13, 1972, Greenwich, Connecticut
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1971

After buying the Eastern League's New Haven team in 1919 at age 24, George Weiss went on to become one of the game's most successful executives. In 1929, he left for Baltimore of the International League and then earned a job with the Yankees, where he developed a fertile farm system. As the Yankees' general manager from 1947 to 1960, his teams won 10 pennants and seven World Series, including five in a row. He concluded his career as the first president of the Mets, and for his career, collected four major league executive of the year awards.

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that George Weiss was named Major League Executive of the Year four times?
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