Ernest S. Barnard

Birthdate 7/17/1874
Death Date 3/27/1931
Debut Year 1927
Year of Induction
Teams American League, Indians
Positions Executive, League President

GM of the Indians 1st World Championship of 1920 & later the 2nd president of the American League, ES Barnard is in the Hall’s Honor Rolls of Baseball.

In the collection:

Letter to NFL President and football HoFer Joe Carr dated 12 days after Barnard became AL Chief in 1927

Letter to NFL President and football HoFer Joe Carr dated 12 days after Barnard became AL Chief in 1927

In the collection is this letter signed by Ernest Barnard written to Football Hall of Famer Joe Carr just 12 days after Barnard’s promotion to the presidency of the American League. At the top of the letter dated November 14, 1927, Barnard has crossed out the address of his former employer the
AL President Joe Cronin responds to request for autographs of ES Barnard, Ban Johnson

AL President Joe Cronin responds to request for autographs of ES Barnard, Ban Johnson

Three years after his induction to Cooperstown in 1956, seven-time All Star Joe Cronin was named president of the American League. It was in this capacity that Cronin signed this letter to an autograph hound seeking the signatures of the first and second AL chiefs. The American League began in 1901

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