Ed Barrow

Ed Barrow CooperstownExpert.com
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.

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Ed Barrow was a Yankee executive from 1921-1945; he was elected to the Hall in 1953

Ed Barrow was a Yankee executive from 1921-1945; he was elected to the Hall in 1953

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
A plaque honoring Ed Barrow was dedicated at Yankee Stadium in 1954

A plaque honoring Ed Barrow was dedicated at Yankee Stadium in 1954

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 tried to bring the Toronto Maple Leafs into the big leagues as part of a third major league

Barrow tried to bring the Toronto Maple Leafs into the big leagues as part of a third major league

The Washington Senators were a charter member of the American League when the league was formed in 1901. Performing dismally their first decade of existence, their fortunes changed when they hired Clark Griffith as their manager in 1912. In each of his first four years at the helm, Griffith guided W
Ed Barrow worked to change the name of the Eastern League to the International League

Ed Barrow worked to change the name of the Eastern League to the International 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
Ed Barrow was instrumental in the Yankees acquisition of Joe DiMaggio

Ed Barrow was instrumental in the Yankees acquisition of Joe DiMaggio

In the collection is this 11×14 photo of Joe DiMaggio shaking hands with Yankee owner Jacob Ruppert. Ed Barrow was instrumental in the signing of DiMaggio. The Yankee Clipper had four years of pro experiencing in the Pacific Coast League when Ed Barrow came calling on behalf of the New York clu
Barrow often signed Jacob Ruppert's name on official documents

Barrow often signed Jacob Ruppert's name on official documents

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

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

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