Yankees’ Ruppert Enters Baseball Hall in Pre-Integration Class
Joining Ruppert on the list of inductees from the hall’s Pre-Integration Era Committee are umpire Hank O’Day and 19th Century infielder/catcher Deacon White.
They each received the 12 or more votes needed from the 16- member committee, and will be inducted into the Cooperstown, New York, shrine in July 2013. The election results were announced at baseball’s Winter Meetings in Nashville, Tennessee.
Ruppert, a brewer who also served in the U.S. House of Representatives, bought the Yankees in 1915 and transformed them from a struggling franchise into one that would go on to win a record 27 World Series championships. In addition to buying Ruth, Ruppert built the original Yankee Stadium.
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