Harry Frazee

Birthdate 6/29/1880
Death Date 6/4/1929
Debut Year 1916
Year of Induction
Teams Red Sox
Position Owner

The Red Sox won 5 World Series crowns from 1903-1918 before Harry Frazee sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees to begin The Curse of the Bambino.

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Harry Frazee writes to catcher Wally Schang enclosing his release to the Yankees

Harry Frazee writes to catcher Wally Schang enclosing his release to the Yankees

When Harry Frazee bought the Boston Red Sox after their 1916 World Series win, the team was the best in baseball. The Sox won another championship in 1918 with high hopes to remain on top for years to come. Boston was stocked with young talent. Babe Ruth was the best player in baseball, having just

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