Chub Feeney

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Birthdate 08/31/1921
Death Date 01/10/1994
Debut Year 1946
Year of Induction
Teams Giants, National League, Padres
Positions Executive, League President

Charles Stoneham “Chub” Feeney was the grandson of New York Giants owner Charles Stoneham. Feeney was NL President from 1970-1986.

 

In the collection:

Chub Feeney signed contract for pitcher Joe Moeller

Chub Feeney signed contract for pitcher Joe Moeller

As president of the National League, Chub Feeney signed most player contracts from his reign. In the collection is Dodger pitcher Joe Moeller’s final Major League contract dated February 1, 1971 that calls for a salary of $24,000. The youngest Los Angeles Dodger
Signature page for the Joe Moeller contract

Signature page for the Joe Moeller contract

In addition to the player’s signature is that of Dodger general manager Al Campanis and National League president Chub Feeney. Campanis served as GM from 1968 through 1987; Fenney was the top NL executive from 1970 through 1986. Joe Moeller remained in the game as a member of the Dodgers̵
As NL chief, Feeney sent this congratulatory telegram to Pete Rose

As NL chief, Feeney sent this congratulatory telegram to Pete Rose

Chub Feeney sent this telegram to Pete Rose at Riverfront Stadium on August 17, 1984. It was the day after Cincinnati acquired Rose from the Expos and appointed the eventual hit king as player/manager of the Reds. Feeney congratulates Rose on being named to the
Chub Feeney's 1979 AL season pass #1 pass issued

Chub Feeney's 1979 AL season pass #1 pass issued

When there was such a position as league president one of their duties was to award season passes to the game’s dignitaries. When Lee MacPhail was American League president in 1979 the first person to whom he awarded a season pass was his National League counterpart Chub Feeney. That pass is i
Chub Feeney's self-issued 1979 NL season pass -- #1 pass issued

Chub Feeney's self-issued 1979 NL season pass -- #1 pass issued

An outstanding companion piece to the American League pass above is this National League pass from the same season. Not only did Feeney receive the first AL pass issued in 1979, he also made certain that the first NL pass was likewise issued to himself. Three aspects about the pass jump out immediat

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