George Weiss

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Birthdate 6/23/1895
Death Date 8/13/1972
Debut Year
Year of Induction 1971
Teams Mets, Yankees
Position Executive

During his time with the Yankees from 1932-1960, George Weiss helped the team to 19 American League pennants and 15 World Series titles.

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In the collection:

George Weiss 1937 letter with mention of Gehrig and Dahlgren

George Weiss 1937 letter with mention of Gehrig and Dahlgren

As head of the Yankee’s from 1932-1947, Weiss intimately knew the inner workings of the team’s farm system and its minor leaguers. Here he writes to super scout Joe Devine about various personnel issues. First among them in the letter was Babe Dahlgren who had yet to play a game for the
Second page of 1937 George Weiss letter

Second page of 1937 George Weiss letter

Weiss who would serve as the Yankee’s general manager from 1947-1960 signed many contracts, documents, and letters, making his signature common. However, the foreshadowing of Babe Dahlgren serving as eventual replacement for the Iron Horse makes this letter rather remarkable. The letter also
George Weiss signed document that sends Billy Martin to minors

George Weiss signed document that sends Billy Martin to minors

In the collection is the document that sent Billy Martin to Triple-A after just six big league games. It signed by Hall of Fame executive George Weiss and comes with quite a story. Yankee GM Weiss never liked Billy Martin, preferring instead players who came up through the Yankee organization. Marti
George Weiss invites future Hall of Famer Dave Bancroft to the Yankees old timers' game

George Weiss invites future Hall of Famer Dave Bancroft to the Yankees old timers' game

Shown here is the invitation Hall of Fame executive George Weiss sent to Dave Bancroft for the 1959 old timers’ game at Yankee Stadium. It was a grand affair. Weiss writes, “Each year here at Yankee Stadium we have, we believe, one of the highlight events of the baseball season, the annual Old

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