TheBaseballPage.com

Frank Farrell

Frank Farrell

Frank Farrell and Bill Devery were the first owners of the New York Highlanders - later to become the Yankees.

 

    * Born 1866
    * Died February 10th, 1926

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. Farrell was heavily invoved in the New York gambling market. He was known to own a number of pool halls and a casino. After the 1913 the duo sold the team to Colonel Jacob Ruppert and Captain Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston.

By BR Bullpen

 

More From Around the Web

Sponsored Links

This day in baseball history

December 19

  • 1991

    On December 19, 1991, the Toronto Blue Jays sign free agent ...

  • 1983

    On December 19, 1983, the Pittsburgh Pirates sign outfielder ...

  • 1983

    On December 19, 1983, the Detroit Tigers sign free agent inf ...

More Baseball History

Player Profile

Charley Root

P, Chicago Cubs

Read Bio
Hall of Fame

Earle Combs

OF, New York Yankees

Read Bio
Season Profile

1994 Boston Red Sox

In January, the Red

Read Bio
Historical Figure

Harry Hempstead

 

Read Bio
Manager Profile

Heinie Wagner

Boston Red Sox

Read Bio
Ballpark Profile

Safeco Field

The house the Griffey built!

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

Comments

Login or register to post comments

Stay Connected

Share |

Today's Poll

Will Red Sox Repeat in 2014: