Dreyfuss, Barney

Dreyfuss, Barney
   American baseball executive, and creator of the modern World Series. Born in Freiburg, he emigrated to the US in 1881 and settled in Paducah, Kentucky. He worked in a distillery. Later he acquired an interest in the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1903 he proposed that the American League's leading Boston team should meet the Pirates in the best of nine series. This led to the creation of the World Series.

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  • DREYFUSS, BARNEY — (1865–1932), owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team from 1900 to 1932, founder of the World Series, builder of baseball s first modern stadium. Born in Freiberg, Germany, to Samuel Dreyfuss, an American citizen living in Germany, Dreyfuss… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Barney Dreyfuss — Bernhard Barney Dreyfuss (February 23, 1865 – February 5, 1932) was a German Jewish American executive in Major League Baseball who owned the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise from 1900 to 1932. He is often credited with the creation of the modern… …   Wikipedia

  • Barney Dreyfuss — (* 23. Februar 1865 in Freiburg im Breisgau als Bernhard Dreyfuss; † 5. Februar 1932 in New York, N.Y.) war ein US amerikanischer Unternehmer und Baseballpionier deutscher Herkunft. Seine Eltern waren Samuel Dreyfuss (* 7. Juli 1832; † 18.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Dreyfuss — is a surname of habitational origin originating in the German city of Trier. The Latin name for the city was Treveris, which developed into its current pronunciation through sound shifts of /t/>/d/ and /f/>/v/. The spelling variants tend to …   Wikipedia

  • Barney (Vorname) — Barney (Aussprache: engl. /ˈbɑr.nɛɪ/ oder ˈ/bɑr.ni/, eingedeutscht: /ˈbaɐ.ni/) ist eine englische Koseform des männlichen Vornamen Bernhard (Bernard, Barnard), Barnabas und Barnaby. Berühmte Träger des Namens Reale Personen Robert Barney Baker… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Dreyfuss — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Barney Dreyfuss (1865–1932), deutsch US amerikanischer Unternehmer und Baseballpionier Henry Dreyfuss (1904–1972), US amerikanischer Produktdesigner Natalie Dreyfuss (* 1987), US amerikanische… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • List of members of the Baseball Hall of Fame — The plaque gallery at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, Ne …   Wikipedia

  • Johannes Peter Wagner — Honus Wagner Johannes Peter „Honus“ Wagner (* 24. Februar 1874 in Pittsburgh; † 6. Dezember 1955 ebenda) war ein US amerikanischer Baseballspieler auf der Position des Shortstops. Als Nachfahre deutscher Auswanderer und wegen seiner… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Forbes Field — infobox stadium name = Forbes Field nickname = The House of Thrills location = Oakland, adjacent to Schenley Park coordinates = broke ground = March 1, 1909 built = March – June 1909 opened = June 30, 1909 renovated = expanded = closed = June 28 …   Wikipedia

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