TheBaseballPage.com

Bill Devery Biography by The Baseball Page

Bill Devery Biography by The Baseball Page

    * Born mid 1850s
    * Died 1919

Frank Farrell and Bill Devery were the first owners of the New York Highlanders - later to become the Yankees. They purchased the Baltimore Orioles on January 3rd, 1903 for $18,000. They were allowed to purchase the team and move it to New York because of their ties with the local politics. All previous attempts to move a team to Manahattan were blocked by the Giants. Devery had been an openly corrupt New York City police Chief. He had been forced out of the department shortly before purchasing the team. After the 1913 season the duo sold the team to Colonel Jacob Ruppert and Captain Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Houston

By BR Bullpen

 

More From Around the Web

Sponsored Links

This day in baseball history

July 31

  • 2005

    Among thousands of high-spirited Boston Red Sox and Chicago ...

  • 1996

    On July 31, 1996, the New York Yankees acquire slugging DH/f ...

  • 1990

    On July 31, 1990, Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rang ...

More Baseball History

Player Profile

Bob Bailey

3B, Montreal Expos

Read Bio
Hall of Fame

Rube Waddell

P, Chicago Cubs

Read Bio
Season Profile

1917 Detroit Tigers

The Tigers were a te

Read Bio
Historical Figure

Top Left Fielders of

Joe DiMaggio once said that it

Read Bio
Manager Profile

Fred Tenney

Boston Braves

Read Bio
Ballpark Profile

Cheney Park

Cheney Stadium, in Tacoma,

Read Bio
Tagged:
Baltimore Orioles, Frank Farrell, Jacob Ruppert, MLB Owner, New York Highlanders, New York Yankees, Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston

Comments

    Be respectful, keep it clean.
Login or register to post comments

Stay Connected

Share |

Today's Poll

Will Red Sox Repeat in 2014: