Bob Quinn

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Birthdate2/14/1870
Death Date03/12/1954
Debut Year1902
Year of Induction
Teams Braves, Dodgers, Red Sox, Yankees
Positions Executive, Owner

Bob Quinn, Honor Rolls of Baseball class of 1946, is the patriarch of a baseball family; son John and grandson Bob, and great grandson Bob were all GMs of MLB franchises.

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In the collection:

1934 telegram handwritten by Bob Quinn

1934 telegram handwritten by Bob Quinn

Western Union stopped sending telegrams in 2006. Few could foresee the demise of this mode of communication when it’s army of uniformed messengers were sending more than 200 million telegrams every year. In the collection is one such telegram handwritten from Bob Quinn in 1934. A dozen years l
Typed written letter from 1936 on Boston Bees letterhead

Typed written letter from 1936 on Boston Bees letterhead

Bob Quinn served the game in four different decades as owner of the Red Sox, president and part owner of the Boston Braves, and as president of the Hall of Fame. Quinn’s legacy, however could very well be his bloodline — his son, grandson, and great grandson all served as GMs of MLB fran
Top of the letterhead showing Quinn as team president

Top of the letterhead showing Quinn as team president

A glance of the letterhead reveals Bob Quinn as team president. In 1936 the Braves, or Bees if you will, played in National League Field on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. The Braves, managed by future Hall of Famer Bill McKechnie 71-83 that year and drew only 340,585 fans for their home games.

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"Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball…"

~Jacques Barzun, 1954