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Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston

Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston

* Born July 17, 1867 in Buffalo, NY USA * Died March 29, 1938 in Brunswick, GA USA

Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston was co-owner of the New York Yankees, with Colonel Jacob Ruppert, from 1914 - 1923. They purchased the club from Frank Farrell and Bill Devery for $460,000. It was during this period that the team began to acquire the stars that would lead them to their first real sucess in the early 1920s, such as Carl Mays and Babe Ruth. In June of 1923 Huston sold his share of the team to Ruppert for $1,250,000. This allowed Ruppert to become the sole owner. In 1937, he offered $1.7 million dollars to buy the Brooklyn Dodgers and planned to install lights for night games. His offer was refused.

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Baseball History, Bill Devery, Frank Farrell, Jacob Ruppert, MLB Owner, New York Yankees

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