Gabe Paul

Birthdate01/04/1910
Death Date04/26/1998
Debut Year
Year of Induction
Teams Colt 45s, Indians, Reds, Yankees
Position Executive

Gabe Paul served as general manager for the Cincinnati Reds, Houston Colt .45s, Cleveland Indians, and the New York Yankees.

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Handwritten letter from Gabe Paul in 1952

Handwritten letter from Gabe Paul in 1952

A lifetime baseball man, Gabe Paul spent six decades in the game. His start came in 1920 as a batboy for the minor league Rochester Red Wings at age ten. Eight years later Paul was hired by Warren Giles as the Red Wings’ publicity director before becoming their traveling secretary in 1934. Thr
Front of Gabe Paul's Christmas card

Front of Gabe Paul's Christmas card

Gabe Paul spent parts of four decades with the Cincinnati franchise. In the collection is this Christmas card printed for Paul while he was with the Reds. Once he ascended to General Manager and President of the Reds, Paul made 86 trades and won Major League Executive of the Year in 1956. Paul staye
Inside of 1950s Gabe Paul's Christmas card

Inside of 1950s Gabe Paul's Christmas card

As publicity director, general manager, and finally president of the Reds, Gabe Paul built quite a positive reputation in Cincinnati. Shown here is the inside of a Christmas card Paul had made up during his time with the Reds. “Greetings and Best Wishes” says the card above Paul’s
Gabe Paul letter to Yankees GM Roy Hamey after 1962 World Series

Gabe Paul letter to Yankees GM Roy Hamey after 1962 World Series

The 1962 World Series between the Giants and the Yankees was a classic seven-game tilt between two proud franchises. Tied at three games apiece, the series came down to a winner-take-all Game 7. In the bottom of the 9th inning the Yankees led 1-0 with the Giants clinging to their last chance. Willie
File copy of Yanks GM response to Gabe Paul after 1962 World Series

File copy of Yanks GM response to Gabe Paul after 1962 World Series

After recieving the congratulatory letter from Gabe Paul, Yankees general manager Roy Hamey sent a response a few days later. Shown here is a file copy of that letter. Hamey writes to Paul in part, “The spectacular play ending the last Series game certainly demonstrated the fact that the Giant
Gabe Paul congratulates Warren Spahn on Hall induction

Gabe Paul congratulates Warren Spahn on Hall induction

The Cincinnati general manager from 1951-1960, Gabe Paul saw Warren Spahn pitch against the Reds for ten years. Shown here is a letter from Paul in his first year as Yankee GM in 1973. He writes to Spahn, “Thought I would see you in New York to personally congratulate you on your election to t

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