Stephen McKeever

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Stephen W. McKeever (October 31, 1853 in Brooklyn, New York – March 7, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York) was a construction contractor in Brooklyn, New York in the early 1900s. He and his brother Ed bought half of the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team from Henry Medicus on January 2, 1912. Together with Charles Ebbets, who owned the other half of the team, they built Ebbets Field. When Ebbets died on April 18, 1925, Ed McKeever took over as team president. However, he caught a cold at Ebbets' funeral and died on April 29. Steve McKeever became the acting team president until Wilbert Robinson was elected team president on May 25, 1925.[1] Steve McKeever was elected team president on October 12, 1932,[2] and remained a 50% owner of the Dodgers until his death in 1938.[3] He was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn.

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  1. ^ "Robinson Elected Robins' President - Unanimously Chosen by Brooklyn Club Stockholders to Succeed the Late C.H. Ebbets - Also to Remain Manager - Makes Wheat His Assistant and Names Fournier Captain - Heydler Lauds Selection". New York Times. May 26, 1925. p. 17. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
  2. ^ Drebinger, John (October 13, 1932). "M'Keever Becomes Head Of Dodgers - 78-Year-Old Half Owner Succeeds York, Who Resigns as President of Club - Other Officers Elected - Gilleaudeau and Mulvey Chosen as Vice Presidents at Reorganization Meeting". New York Times. p. 27. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Stephen M'Keever Dies In Brooklyn - President of the Dodgers Club in National League Victim of Pneumonia at 84 - In Baseball Since 1912 - Succeeded Frank B. York as Leader - He and Brother Built Ebbets Field". New York Times. March 7, 1938. p. 17. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
Preceded by
Frank B. York
Brooklyn Dodgers President
1932–1938
Succeeded by
Larry MacPhail