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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

 

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

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