Barney Dreyfuss

Birthdate 2/23/1865
Death Date 2/6/1932
Debut Year 1890
Year of Induction 2007
Teams Pirates
Positions Executive, Owner

As owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Barney Dreyfuss presided over teams that won six pennants and two World Series championships.

In the collection:

Handwritten letter from 1908 - Dreyfuss mentions HoFers Honus Wagner and Fred Clarke

Handwritten letter from 1908 - Dreyfuss mentions HoFers Honus Wagner and Fred Clarke

In the collection is a letter handwritten by Hall of Fame Pirates owner Barney Dreyfuss. Dreyfuss alludes to a feud with newspaper men before closing the letter with an assessment of his team’s fortunes for the upcoming 1908 season. “With Fred (Clarke), Honus (Wagner), and (Tommy) Leach

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