Jacob Ruppert

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Birthdate 8/5/1867
Death Date 1/13/1939
Debut Year 1915
Year of Induction 2013
Teams Yankees
Positions Executive, Owner

Jacob Ruppert was a brewer, businessman, and National Guard colonel who served as a four-term US Congressman from the state of New York.

In the collection:

Contract assigning minor league farmhand Dazzy Vance to the minor leagues

Contract assigning minor league farmhand Dazzy Vance to the minor leagues

In the collection is this document assigning Hall of Fame pitcher Dazzy Vance to the minor leagues, three seasons before Vance’s first MLB win. Hall of Famer Jacob Ruppert has signed the bottom of the page in his capacity as Yankee owner. Before Vance found fame with Brooklyn he was a fringe p
Joe DiMaggio shakes hands with the Yankee owner Jacob Ruppert

Joe DiMaggio shakes hands with the Yankee owner Jacob Ruppert

Joe DiMaggio was a a four-year veteran of the Pacific Coast League when Ed Barrow came calling on behalf of Jacob Ruppert’s Yankees. DiMaggio was playing for his hometown San Francisco Seals, coming off a 1935 season in which he hit .398. It would take a lot to persuade the young DiMaggio to leave a seemingly perfect situation.
Yankee payroll check to Ton Lazzeri signed by Ed Barrow, Lazzeri, and Ruppert

Yankee payroll check to Ton Lazzeri signed by Ed Barrow, Lazzeri, and Ruppert

In the collection is a payroll check made out to Tony Lazzeri signed by Hall of Famers Jacob Ruppert, Ed Barrow, and Lazzeri. Lazzeri was enjoying another outstanding year when this was written on August 15th, 1930. He posted a career high 121 runs batted in during the 1930 campaign and hit over .30
Document signed by Jacob Ruppert and Hall of Fame catcher Roger Bresnahan

Document signed by Jacob Ruppert and Hall of Fame catcher Roger Bresnahan

This document from July 11, 1919 boasts the signatures of two members of the Hall of Fame — Jacob Ruppert and Roger Bresnahan, the man often credited with inventing shin guards for catchers. Bresnahan represents a difficult signature as he died in December of 1944. After a 17-year career as a
Closeup of Roger Bresnahan and Jacob Ruppert signatures

Closeup of Roger Bresnahan and Jacob Ruppert signatures

A nice closeup of the signatures of Roger Bresnahan and Jacob Ruppert is shown here. Christy Mathewson’s longtime battery mate, Bresnahan amassed 1,252 career hits and a  .279 lifetime average. He also served as player/manager for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1909-1912 and the Chicago Cubs in his last season as a player
Ruppert's ghostwritten signature penned by Yankee executive Ed Barrow

Ruppert's ghostwritten signature penned by Yankee executive Ed Barrow

In the collection is the the 1925 contract for Pee Wee Wanninger. Ed Barrow has signed, “Jacob Ruppert”, the name of the Yankee president who was supposed to have signed at the bottom. This was a common practice as Barrow signed Ruppert’s name to a number of contracts. What sets this contract

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