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Jacob Ruppert among Hall of Fame candidates

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Nov 01, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Former Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert is among the 10 candidates on this year’s Pre-Integration Era Hall of Fame ballot. Here are the basics on Colonel Ruppert as provided by the Hall of Fame:

Owned the New York Yankees from 1915-1939, with his teams winning six World Series titles and nine American League pennants during his ownership. During his tenure, more than a dozen future Hall of Famers donned pinstripes, including Babe Ruth, whose contract Ruppert purchased from the Red Sox for $125,000. In 1923, Ruppert led the construction of Yankee Stadium, the same year the club captured their first World Series title.

Former Cardinals owner Samuel Breadon, umpire Hank O’Day, executive Alfred Reach and players Bill Dahlen, Wes Ferrell, Marty Marion, Tony Mullane, Bucky Walters and Deacon White round out the ballot. The only other Yankees connection is Ferrell, who pitched most of his career with Boston and Cleveland but did spend parts of two forgettable years with the Yankees.

A 16-person electorate will vote on the candidates and announced the results during next month’s Winter Meetings. Here are the basics of about the Pre-Integration Era ballot:

Candidates who receive votes on 75 percent of the ballots cast by the 16-member Pre-Integration Era Committee will earn election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and will be inducted in Cooperstown on July 28, 2013, along with any electees who emerge from the 2013 Baseball Writers’ Association of America election, to be announced on Jan. 9.

The 10 Pre-Integration Era finalists were selected by the BBWAA-appointed Historical Overview Committee from all eligible candidates among Managers, Umpires, Executives and Long-Retired Players whose most significant career impact was realized from the origins of the game through 1946.

Associated Press photo of Ruppert with Joe McCarthy, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig and Tony Lazzeri





23 Responses to “Jacob Ruppert among Hall of Fame candidates”

  1. Nick in SF November 1st, 2012 at 7:46 pm


  2. comet November 1st, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Nick do you like Oklahoma City tonight against the Spurs?

  3. PhiltheThrill November 1st, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Ruppert belongs.

  4. Nick in SF November 1st, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    comet: no opinion, haven’t looked at NBA!

    roidger: what is the favor?

  5. Against All Odds November 1st, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    OKC should win tonight against the Spurs.

  6. comet November 1st, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Thanks Nick.

  7. comet November 1st, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    R.I.P. Pascaul Perez;mlb.html

  8. comet November 1st, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Thank AAO!

  9. Nick in SF November 1st, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    I have a small interest in Virginia Tech -2, but most of my wagering will be on political results until Tuesday night.

    roidger, I’ll look into it.

  10. Against All Odds November 1st, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    You’re Welcome comet. They had a tough game last night against the Hornets of all teams so
    the Thunder should have what it takes to knock off Duncan and Co.

  11. comet November 1st, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Nick who are you wagering on? I see an Obama win.

  12. Nick in SF November 1st, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    comet, I’m wagering on the underdog. I could almost flip a coin on who I think will win but the odds are very favorable towards betting on the challenger. Huge return. Easy call.

  13. blake November 1st, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    @JonHeymanCBS: kuroda loves NYY & only wants a 1-yr deal. so maybe qualifying offer gets them close to a deal.

    Sounds good to me

  14. jacksquat November 1st, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Matthews says Yanks are interested in bringing back Ichiro and Ibanez. This team is going to be kind of boring if it’s basically the same as the latter part of this year.

  15. austinmac November 1st, 2012 at 9:33 pm


    I think next year’s team will be much like last except no Swisher or Soriano. It doesn’t seem like a great plan and little foresight after the beloved one year contracts expire in 2014.

  16. Trigeminal Neuralgia Yank November 1st, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    roidger says:
    November 1, 2012 at 8:29 pm
    Nothing to do with politics…. but I pray Mitt doesnt win. There isnt a bigger greasy slimeball than him.

    Brilliant observation fact based on nothing

  17. luis November 1st, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Good evening,

    JS…Boring is an understatement…. I don’t think how I would be able to watch

    About the election…. This one is a particularly important election…. I hope that you guys make the right choice

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