Garry Herrmann

Reds owner Gary Herrmann sits with the Pirates Barney Dreyfuss
Birthdate05/03/1859
Death Date04/25/1931
Debut Year
Year of Induction
Teams MLB, Reds
Position Executive

Garry Herrmann was president of the Reds from 1902-27 and the de facto commissioner of baseball from 1903-20. He is in the Hall’s Honor Rolls of Baseball.

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Garry Herrmann served as the de facto commissioner of baseball from 1903-1920

Garry Herrmann served as the de facto commissioner of baseball from 1903-1920

August “Garry” Herrmann was one of the most powerful figures in baseball for the better part of two decades. He got his start in game as part of a group that purchased the Reds in 1902. As the Cincinnati club president, he helped broker peace between the National League and the u

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