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.

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During Dan Topping's reign the Yankees won 10 World Series

During Dan Topping's reign the Yankees won 10 World Series

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 Eli Grba thanking him for his tim
Topping telegram congratulating Walter O'Malley for winning the NL

Topping telegram congratulating Walter O'Malley for winning the NL

The Yankees beat the Dodgers in the World Series five times while Dan Topping owned them. The final time came in 1956. The Yankees finished 9 games in front of the Indians in the AL. In the NL, the Dodgers squeaked into the World Series. With two days left on the 1956 regular-season baseball calenda
Joe DiMaggio's 1956 season pass was issued by Dan Topping

Joe DiMaggio's 1956 season pass was 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
Dan Topping Jr. invited dignitaries to the Yankee Old Timers' games

Dan Topping Jr. invited dignitaries to the Yankee Old Timers' games

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 accepted Topping Jr.'s invitation to 1966 Old Timers' Day

Warren Giles accepted 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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