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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Veterans Committee member Bob Fishel responds about HoF candidacy of Vic Willis

Veterans Committee member Bob Fishel responds about HoF candidacy of Vic Willis

Bob Fishel served as a basecall executive for more than 40 years, eventually ending up as Executive Vice President of the American League. Fishel was named to the Veterans Committee on February 9, 1985 to fill the vacancy created by the death of Joe Cronin. It was in these capacities that the above
Bob Fishel telegram congratulating Casey Stengel on his election to the Hall

Bob Fishel telegram congratulating Casey Stengel on his election to the Hall

In the collection is this original telegram from longtime Yankee executive Bob Fishel congratulating Casey Stengel on his inclusion to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Dated March 9, 1966 it reads, “Your unanimous election to the Hall of Fame certainly comes as no surprise to us. You belong there. Heart
Lefty Grove responds to Bob Fishel's invitation to the Yankees old timers' game

Lefty Grove responds to Bob Fishel's invitation to the Yankees old timers' game

The Yankee Old Timer’s Game was a star-studded affair during the 1960s. Here 300-game winner Lefty Grove accepts Yankee executive Bob Fishel’s invitation to the game via this telegram. A back-to-back World Series champion with the Philadelphia Athletics, Grove was selected to Major League Baseba

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