Bob Fishel

Birthdate 5/15/1914
Death Date 6/30/1988
Debut Year 1946
Year of Induction
Teams American League, Browns, Indians, Yankees
Position Executive

Bob Fishel was a Yankee executive for 20 years, an executive vice president of the American League, and HoF Veterans Committee member.

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Bob Fishel replaced Joe Cronin on the Hall of Fame's Veterans Committee

Bob Fishel replaced Joe Cronin on the Hall of Fame's Veterans Committee

After a player’s time on the Baseball Writers’ ballot expires, the last remaining avenue to Cooperstown runs through the Veterans Committee. The committee has at times corrected the writers’ oversights and errors. No-doubt Hall of Fame selections like all-time triples leader Sam Cr
Bob Fishel helped heal the drift between Casey Stengel and the Yankees

Bob Fishel helped heal the drift between Casey Stengel and the Yankees

Casey Stengel guided the Yankees to 10 pennants and seven World Series titles in 12 years. After leading them to 97 wins and the AL flag in 1960, he was fired by the club. Understandably it left a bitter taste in his mouth. Stengel returned to the dugout in 1962 as the skipper for the hapless expans
Part of Fishel's duties with the Yankees was to organize Old Timers' Games

Part of Fishel's duties with the Yankees was to organize Old Timers' Games

The Yankee Old Timer’s Game was a star-studded affair during the 1960s. Throughout his time as Yankee PR director, Bob Fishel had the honor and responsibility of contacting the former players and inviting them to participate. Here 300-game winner Lefty Grove accepts Yankee executive Bob Fishel’s

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