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Encyclopedia > George Weiss (baseball)

George Martin Weiss (June 23, 1895 - August 13, 1972) was one of Major League Baseball's most successful executives. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971.


Working as the manager of the New York Yankees' farm system from 1932 to 1947, establishing it as the best in the game, and as the club's general manager from 1947 to 1960, the team won 19 American League pennants and 15 World Series Championships with his involvement. He later became the first club president of the New York Mets from 1961 to 1966 after that expansion franchise was formed.


He was name The Sporting News' Major League Executive of the Year in 1950, 1951, 1952, and 1960. He was inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame in 1982.


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George Weiss (baseball) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (176 words)
George Martin Weiss (June 23, 1895 - August 13, 1972) was one of Major League Baseball's most successful executives.
He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971.
This person is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
TheDeadballEra.com :: BAD TO THE BONE: GEORGE WEISS (664 words)
George Weiss was as extremely successful a baseball man as there has ever been in baseball history.
Weiss surfaced in 1961 as president of the expansion Mets.
Weiss retired in 1966 and was elected to the Hall of Fame by the Committee on Baseball Veterans in 1971.
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