Dan Topping

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Birthdate 06/11/1912
Death Date 05/18/1974
Debut Year 1945
Year of Induction
Teams Yankees
Position Owner

The New York Yankees won fifteen American League championships and ten World Series championships while Dan Topping owned the team

In the collection:

Yanks owner Dan Topping wishes Eli Grba the best after expansion draft

Yanks owner Dan Topping wishes Eli Grba the best after expansion draft

Dan Topping was co-owner of the Yankees during one of the most successful runs in the history of professional sports. Under his guidance from 1945-1964 New York appeared in 15 World Series and came away as champion 10 times. In this letter, Topping writes to pitcher
Topping telegram congratulating Walter O'Malley for winning the NL

Topping telegram congratulating Walter O'Malley for winning the NL

With two days left on the 1956 regular-season baseball calendar, the Dodgers were a half game in back of the Milwaukee Braves. Brooklyn then swept the Pirates in a double header on September 29 while the Braves lost to the Cardinals to put the Dodgers a game up with one day to go. Needing a win to c
Joe DiMaggio's 1956 season pass issued by Dan Topping

Joe DiMaggio's 1956 season pass issued by Dan Topping

Joe DiMaggio retired after the 1951 season after three straight World Series titles. In the collection is his season pass to all Yankee games for the 1956 season. New York had dropped the previous World Series to the Dodgers but avenged the loss in a seven-game thriller against Brooklyn in 1956. One
File copy of invitation to 1966 Old Timers' Day sent by Topping's son Dan Jr. to Warren Giles

File copy of invitation to 1966 Old Timers' Day sent by Topping's son Dan Jr. to Warren Giles

Dan Topping owned the Yankees from 1945-1965, a time in which the team won 15 American League pennants and ten World Series championships. In 1961 he hired his son Dan Jr. to work for the club in various positions including the grounds crew, and the ticket and publicity offices. The following season
Warren Giles accepts Dan Topping Jr.'s invitation to 1966 Old Timers' Day

Warren Giles accepts Dan Topping Jr.'s invitation to 1966 Old Timers' Day

In this letter, Hall of Fame executive Warren Giles accepts the invitation to the 1966 Yankee Old Timers’ Day. Giles apologizes for not responding earlier, explaining that he’s been busy with arrangements for induction day that would be held two days after the Yankee gala. Giles writes,

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