Ed Barrow

Birthdate 5/10/1868
Death Date 12/15/1953
Debut Year 1920
Year of Induction 1953
Teams Yankees
Position Executive

Architect of the Yankee dynasty of the 1920s through the 1940s, Ed Barrow also managed the Red Sox & Babe Ruth to the 1918 World Series title.

In the collection:

Uncommon Lou Gehrig content with the common signature of Ed Barrow

Uncommon Lou Gehrig content with the common signature of Ed Barrow

As a longtime executive for the Yankees, the signature of Ed Barrow can be found on countless documents and contracts from his decades in the game. What sets apart this and many pieces in the collection is the content and story behind the piece. In this letter date June 11, 1941, Barrow apologizes t
Yankee payroll check to Tony Lazzeri signed by Jacob Ruppert, Lazzeri, and Barrow

Yankee payroll check to Tony Lazzeri signed by Jacob Ruppert, Lazzeri, and Barrow

In the collection is a payroll check made out to Tony Lazzeri signed by Hall of Famers Jacob Ruppert, Ed Barrow, and Lazzeri. Lazzeri was enjoying another outstanding year when this was written on August 15th, 1930. He posted a career high 121 runs batted in during the 1930 campaign and hit over .30
Barrow was instrumental in the signing of Joe DiMaggio

Barrow was instrumental in the signing of Joe DiMaggio

In the collection is this 11×14 photo of Joe DiMaggio shaking hands with Yankee owner Jacob Ruppert. DiMaggio was a a four-year veteran of the Pacific Coast League when Ed Barrow came calling on behalf of the Yankees. DiMaggio was playing for his hometown San Francisco Seals, coming off a 1935 season in which he hit .398.
Barrow signs the name of Yanks owner Jacob Ruppert

Barrow signs the name of Yanks owner Jacob Ruppert

In the collection is the the 1925 contract for Pee Wee Wanninger. Ed Barrow has signed, “Jacob Ruppert“, the name of the Yankee president who was supposed to have signed at the bottom. This was a common practice as Barrow signed Ruppert’s name to a number of contracts. What sets th
Ed Barrow works to change the name of the Eastern League

Ed Barrow works to change the name of the Eastern League

Before gaining fame as the Yankee general manager Ed Barrow held a number of positions in baseball including president of the Eastern League. In 1911 with two franchises in Canada, Barrow wanted the league to be called, “The International League”. To facilitate the change Barrow needed t

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