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 HoustonBy BR Bullpen
More From Around the Web
On April 21, 1972, the Texas Rangers play the first home gam ...
On April 21, 1971, Willie Stargell hits three home runs, hel ...
On April 21, 1966, the Chicago Cubs make one of the best tra ...
- Baltimore Orioles, Frank Farrell, Jacob Ruppert, MLB Owner, New York Highlanders, New York Yankees, Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston