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Encyclopedia > Barney Dreyfuss

Bernhard "Barney" Dreyfuss (February 23, 1865February 5, 1932) was a German-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 baseball World Series. He also built in 1909 baseball's first modern steel and concrete baseball park, Forbes Field. is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1865 (MDCCCLXV) is a common year starting on Sunday. ... is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... This article is about the baseball team. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Forbes Field (disambiguation). ...

Dreyfuss was born in Freiburg, Germany as the son of Samuel Dreyfuss, who was a U.S. citizen since about 1861. After training in a bank in Karlsruhe he emigrated in 1881 to the U.S. to escape conscription. In the U.S. he lived and worked with the Bernheim family in Paducah, Kentucky. The Bernheims were relatives over his grandfather Leon Bernheim. In 1888 he moved with the Bernheim family to Louisville, Kentucky. Dreyfuss became president of the Louisville Colonels team in 1899, and moved to the Pirates one year later when the league contracted from 12 teams to 8. Under his ownership, the Pirates won 6 pennants and two World Series championships (1909, 1925), finishing below fourth place only four times. This article is about Freiburg in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. ... Karlsruhe (population 285,812 in 2006) is a city in the south west of Germany, in the Bundesland Baden-Württemberg, located near the French-German border. ... Paducah is a city in McCracken County, Kentucky at the confluence of the Tennessee River and the Ohio River. ... Louisville redirects here. ... The Louisville Colonels were a Major League Baseball team that played in the American Association throughout that leagues ten-year existence from 1882 until 1891, first as the Louisville Eclipse (1882- 1884) and later as the Louisville Colonels (1885 -1891). ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1899 throughout the world. ... The 1909 World Series featured the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit Tigers. ... The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Senators in 7 games. ...

Dreyfuss died at age 66 in New York City. He is buried in West View Cemetery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Pittsburgh redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...

On December 3rd 2007, he was voted in by the Veterans Comittee to the Major League Baseball Hall Of Fame.

External links

  • BaseballLibrary - career highlights
  • Barney Dreyfuss' Photo & Gravesite
NAME Dreyfuss, Barney
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Dreyfuss, Bernhard
SHORT DESCRIPTION baseball executive
DATE OF BIRTH February 23, 1865
PLACE OF BIRTH Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
DATE OF DEATH February 5, 1932

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Harry Pulliam | BaseballLibrary.com (824 words)
Dreyfuss will files a formal protest with the league about McGraw's behavior, his swearing, and his shouting "Hey, Barney" at Dreyfuss from the field.
McGraw responds to Dreyfuss' complaint by stating that NL President Pulliam could not "forget his former role as the secretary to Dreyfuss." A meeting of the Leagues directors results in a $150 fine and 15-day suspension for McGraw, but John Brush immediately gets a Superior Court injunction blocking the suspension and further hearings exonerate McGraw.
On June 1st the NL board meets in Boston and clears McGraw of the Dreyfuss charges, then censures Barney Dreyfuss for engaging in a public altercation with McGraw.
Levi Strauss & Barney Dreyfuss (905 words)
Barney Dreyfuss invented the World Series in 1903.
Dreyfuss had come to the United States from Freiberg in Germany in 1881 when he was fifteen and settled in Paducah, Kentucky, as did so many Germans at that time.
Dreyfuss proceeded to build Forbes Field in Pittsburgh in 1909.
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