Horace Stoneham

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Birthdate 04/27/1903
Death Date 01/07/1990
Debut Year 1936
Year of Induction
Teams Giants
Position Owner

The youngest team owner in National League history, Horace Stoneham inherited the Giants at age 32 in 1936; he owned the club until 1976.

In the collection:

Horace Stoneham letter to a collector requesting Christy Mathewson's autograph

Horace Stoneham letter to a collector requesting Christy Mathewson's autograph

Autograph collectors can be resourceful, searching in many different places for the signature of their targets. In this letter Giants owner Horace Stoneham writes to a collector, “I regret we haven’t anything here with Christy Mathewson’s signature. As a suggestion, your friend mig
Horace Stoneham RSPVs for dinner honoring Casey Stengel

Horace Stoneham RSPVs for dinner honoring Casey Stengel

Charles Stoneham presided over the New York and later San Francisco Giants for more than 40 years, guiding them in their move west. Shown here on letterhead listing Stoneham as team president is a nice note accepting an invitation to the “Gang Dinner” on July 3, 1962 in honor of Casey Stengel. The ’62 campaign would be kind on San Francisco
Horace Stoneham signs reassignment document for minor leaguer

Horace Stoneham signs reassignment document for minor leaguer

In this document dated March 29, 1942 Horace Stoneham assigns the contract of career minor leaguer Wayne Kistler to Fort Smith of the Western Association. Stoneham was in his sixth season as president of the Giants after inheriting the title when his father passed away in 1936. The electronic age h
HoFer George Kelly thanks Stoneham for Old Timer's Day

HoFer George Kelly thanks Stoneham for Old Timer's Day

George “Highpockets” Kelly played for the New York Giants from 1915-1926, winning back-to-back World Series in 1921 and 1922. Forty years after the ’22 championship Kelly accepted Horace Stoneham’s invitation to the Old Timer’s Game in San Fransisco. After the event, Ke
File copy of Stoneham's response to Kelly's letter

File copy of Stoneham's response to Kelly's letter

After receiving George Kelly’s letter, Horace Stoneham was compelled to respond. Shown here is a file copy of that correspondence. Stoneham writes, “Thanks so much for your gracious note. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the “day” and our get-together. It was wonderful having
Horace Stoneham congratulates Warren Spahn on #300

Horace Stoneham congratulates Warren Spahn on #300

Among the other telegrams that Warren Spahn received is this example from San Francisco Giants owner Horace Stoneham. “Warmest congratulations on your 300th victory. It rates as one of the All-Time pitching records though we both know you won more than half of them from the Giants. All the ver

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