Bob McRoy

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Bob McRoy.

Robert McRoy (died December 3, 1917) was a baseball executive.

McRoy served as secretary of the American League under Ban Johnson. When Johnson put control of the Boston Red Sox under Jimmy McAleer, he sent McRoy to serve as McAleer's secretary. McRoy worked for the Red Sox from 1912 through 1913.[1] When Joseph Lannin purchased the Red Sox in 1913, McRoy returned to work for Johnson.[1]

In the 1916-17 offseason, McRoy and Johnson recruited Jim Dunn to head up a syndicate to buy the Cleveland Indians baseball team from Charles Somers for $500,000.[2][3][4] McRoy served as general manager of the Cleveland Indians from 1916 through 1917.[1]

McRoy was survived by his wife; however, she died of poisoning one week after her husband.[5]


  1. ^ a b c Evening Tribune - Google News Archive Search
  2. ^ Franklin Lewis (2006). The Cleveland Indians. The Kent State University Press, Kent OH, reprint originally G.P.Putnam & Sons, NY NY 1949. pp. 76–79. ISBN 978-0-87338-885-6. 
  3. ^ The Pittsburgh Press - Google News Archive Search
  4. ^ "Robert Mcroy As Managing Owner". 1916-02-17. Retrieved 2012-06-26.  (subscription required)
  5. ^ "Mrs Robert Mcroy Dead By Poison". 1917-12-10. Retrieved 2012-06-26.  (subscription required)

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