August Herrmann

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Birthdate 05/03/1859
Death Date 04/25/1931
Debut Year
Year of Induction
Teams MLB, Reds
Position Executive

August Herrmann was president of the Reds from 1902-27 and the de facto commissioner of baseball from 1903-20. He is in the Hall’s Honor Rolls of Baseball

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August Herrmann letter as president of the National Commission

August Herrmann letter as president of the National Commission

As president of the National Commission from 1903-1920 August Herrmann served as de facto commissioner of baseball. Notice the letterhead that alludes to this fact. Below the “National Commission” banner atop the letter are the words, “Created by the National Agreement for the Gove

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