Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston

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Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston
Tillinghast Huston 1923.jpg
Huston at the opening of Yankee Stadium, April 18, 1923
Born(1867-07-17)July 17, 1867
DiedMarch 29, 1938(1938-03-29) (aged 70)
OccupationBaseball executive
Spouse(s)Lena Belle Glathart

Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston (July 17, 1867 – March 29, 1938), popularly known as Cap Huston, was co-owner of the Major League Baseball team the New York Yankees with Jacob Ruppert from 1915 to 1922. They had purchased the club from Frank J. Farrell and William S. Devery.[1] In 1922, Huston retired and sold his share to Ruppert for $1.50 million.[2][3][4]


He was born in Buffalo, New York in 1867, and married Lena Belle Glathart.

Huston served as a Captain in the 16th Regiment of Engineers (Railway) in Cuba during the Spanish–American War.

In August 1917, Huston arrived in France, to become commander of 16th Regiment of Engineers in the spring of 1918, with the rank of Lt. Colonel then later was promoted to full Colonel.

Huston died at his southern plantation on March 29, 1938, in Darien, Georgia at the age of 70.[5]

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  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "Yankees Timeline". Major League Baseball. Retrieved 2007-06-18. May 21, 1922: Col. Ruppert buys out Col. Huston for $1.5 million.
  3. ^ "Frank J. Farrell, Sportsman, Dies". New York Times. February 11, 1926.
  4. ^ Note that the Yankee website uses the number $1.25 million for the "purchase" by Huston. The obituary for Farrell reports the figure as $460,000. Huston sold the franchise for $1.25 million. The Yankee archivist has been contacted about the error on June 18, 2007.
  5. ^ "Col. T. L'H. Huston, Ball Club Partner; Former Co-Owner Of Yankees Dies. Helped In Team's Rise To Two Championships. Sold Out For $1,250,000. Engineer And Contractor Had Served As Officer In World And Spanish Wars Built Game Into An Industry Favored Public Control". New York Times. March 30, 1938.

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Preceded by
William S. Devery and Frank J. Farrell
Owner of the New York Yankees
with Jacob Ruppert (1915–1922)
Succeeded by
Jacob Ruppert (as sole proprietor)