Frank J. Farrell
|Frank J. Farrell|
New York City
|Died||February 10, 1926
Atlantic City, New Jersey
|Spouse(s)||Anna E. (c1886-aft1926)|
Frank J. Farrell (circa 1866 – February 10, 1926) was an American baseball executive. He and William S. Devery were the first owners of the New York Highlanders (now New York Yankees). They purchased the Baltimore Orioles on January 9, 1903 for $18,000 and moved it to New York City.
- "Yankees Timeline". Major League Baseball. Retrieved 2007-06-18. "January 9, 1903: Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchase the defunct Baltimore franchise of the American League for $18,000 and then move the team to Manhattan."
- "Billy Burbridge Dead". New York Times. September 17, 1912. Retrieved 2007-06-18. "Noted Gambler and ex-Partner of Farrell, Expires in Sanitarium."
- "Wolverton Dropped As Yankees Manager. Frank Farrell Declines To Renew Contract. New Leader Not Announced". New York Times. November 7, 1912. Retrieved 2010-03-25. "Harry Wolverton, who managed the New York Americans during the past season, was yesterday deposed as manager by Frank J. Farrell, owner of the club. The official announcement of Wolverton's release was not made at the club headquarters, Mr. Farrell refusing to make any statement other than that he had declined to renew Wolverton's contract for another year."
- "Yankees Timeline". Major League Baseball. Retrieved 2007-06-18. "January 29, 1915: Col. Jacob Ruppert and Col. Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston purchase the Yankees for $1.25 million."
- Note that the Yankee website uses the number $1.25 million, while the obituary for Farrell reports $460,000. The Yankee archivist has been contacted about the discrepancy on June 18, 2007.
- "Gov. Smith At Bier Of Frank Farrell. City Officials, Baseball And Racing Men Attend Rites For Former Owner Of Yankees. Guardsmen Are Bearers The Rev. Leo Ryan Celebrates Requiem Mass In Church Of The Blessed Sacrament". New York Times. February 13, 1926. Retrieved 2007-06-18. "Governor Smith, his family and members of his staff, many city and county officials, baseball and racing men attended the funeral yesterday of Frank Farrell, former owner of the New York Yankees, in the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Broadway and Seventy-first street. The requiem mass was celebrated by the Rev. Leo Ryan, assisted by Rev. Thomas Philbin and Rev Thomas Hines."
- "Frank J. Farrell, Sportsman, Dies. Suffers a Heart Attack While Recuperating From Bronchitis in Atlantic City". New York Times. February 11, 1926. Retrieved 2007-06-18. "... Devery and Ferrell remained in baseball from 1903 until 1915, when the holdings were sold to Colonel Jacob Ruppert, the present owner, and Colonel T.H. Huston for $460,000."
|Owner of the New York Yankees
with William S. Devery 1903-1915
Jacob Ruppert and Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston
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