Dec
03

Former Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert elected to Hall of Fame

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Former Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert has been elected to the Hall of Fame by the Pre-Integration Committee, the Hall announced. Ruppert owned the club from 1915-1939, so he was at the helm for the Babe Ruth acquisition and the construction of the original Yankee Stadium. The Yankees won nine pennants and six World Series championships under his watch.

Categories : Asides, Days of Yore
  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Ruppert would have financed Jeffrey Loria’s production of Les Miserables in return for Giancarlo Stanton.

    Yet another instance where Hank/Hal have let Yankee fans down.

    Bastards.

    • Pat D

      I thought Loria was an art dealer. So Col. Ruppert would have financed his purchases of “Whistler’s Mother,” “The Last Supper,” “The Mona Lisa,” etc…

    • MannyGeee (189M or bust, bitches!)

      this… except I imagine it would have been “Wicked” or something less masculine than Les Miserables

  • http://www.twitter.com/mattpat11 Matt DiBari

    Awesome!

  • Pat D

    Don’t know if I agree with Deacon White being elected. He played when the game was truly ancient. He was a bare-handed catcher!

    Still think Bill Dahlen and Sam Breadon deserved induction.

    • RetroRob

      Bare-handed catcher? Every bare-handed catcher needs to be elected immediately!