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Jacob Ruppert (August 5, 1867-January 13, 1939), sometimes referred to as Jake Ruppert, was a National Guard colonel and brewery owner who went on to own the New York Yankees. August 5 is the 217th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (218th in leap years), with 148 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1867 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The United States National Guard is a significant component of the United States armed forces military reserve. ... The entrance of a brewery. ... The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ...

Ruppert's 24 years as a Yankee owner saw him build the team from a near-moribund to a baseball powerhouse. His own strength as a baseball executive -- including his willingness to wheel and deal -- aided by the business skills of GM Ed Barrow and the forceful field managing of Miller Huggins and Joe McCarthy. By the time of his death, the team was well on its way to becoming the most successful in Major League Baseball history. Edward Grant Barrow (May 10, 1868 - December 15, 1953) was an American manager and executive in Major League Baseball who guided the Boston Red Sox to the 1918 World Series title, then built the New York Yankees into baseballs premier franchise as their top executive from 1921 to 1945. ... Miller James Huggins (March 27, 1879 – September 25, 1929), nicknamed Mighty Mite, was a Major League Baseball player and manager. ... Joseph McCarthy This article is about the American politician. ... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ...

Ruppert inherited the brewing company from his father, Jacob Ruppert, Sr. (1842-1915) and in 1915, upon his father's death and just before Prohibition, he became the company's president. Before that, he had been elected to Congress in 1898. He served in Congress four sequential terms. 1915 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search Prohibition was any of several periods during which the manufacture, transportation, import, export, and sale of alcoholic beverages were restricted or illegal. ... 1898 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...

Ruppert served in the National Guard as colonel only for a short period of time. Despite this, people commonly called him Colonel Ruppert instead of Congressman Ruppert, which may have been a more appropriate title for people to call him.

Ruppert and Captain (later Colonel) Tillinghast L’Hommedieu Huston acquired the Yankees in 1914 from the team's first owners, Frank Farrell and Bill Devery. Their first masterstroke as a manager was obtaining pitcher Carl Mays from the Boston Red Sox in 1918, followed by the purchase of Babe Ruth in 1919 (announced early the following year). Jump to: navigation, search 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Boston Red Sox are a Major League Baseball team located in Boston, Massachusetts. ... George Herman Ruth, (b. ... 1919 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...

The Yankees then dominated baseball throughout a good portion of the 1920s and 1930s, including the Murderers' Row team of 1927. During 1923, the year the colonels unveiled Yankee Stadium, Huston sold his share of the Yankees. Sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or primarily in North America as the Roaring Twenties. // Events and trends Since the closing of the 20th Century, the 1920s has drawn close associations with the 1990s, and particularly in the United States. ... // Events and trends The 1930s were spent struggling for a solution to the global depression. ... Murderers Row is also the title of a 1960s motion picture starring Dean Martin as secret agent Matt Helm. ... 1927 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Yankee Stadium is the home stadium of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. ...

A possibly apocryphal story holds that Ruppert is responsible for the Yankees' famous pinstriped uniforms; according to this account, Ruppert chose pinstripes in order to make the often-portly Ruth appear less obese. The truth is that the Yankees adopted pinstripes before Ruth came over for the 1920 season.

Ruppert and Ruth were famous for their public disagreements about Ruth's contracts. Nevertheless, they were personal friends. According to Ruth, Ruppert called him Babe only once, and that was the night before he died. Ruth was one of the last persons to see Ruppert alive.

On April 16, 1940, the Yankees dedicated a plaque in Ruppert's memory, to hang on the center field wall of Yankee Stadium, near the flagpole and the monument that had been dedicated to former manager Miller Huggins. The plaque called Ruppert "Gentleman, American, sportsman, through whose vision and courage this imposing edifice, destined to become the home of champions, was erected and dedicated to the American game of baseball." The plaque now rests in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium. Miller James Huggins (March 27, 1879 – September 25, 1929), nicknamed Mighty Mite, was a Major League Baseball player and manager. ...

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Jake Ruppert | BaseballLibrary.com (834 words)
A colonel in the seventh regiment of the National Guard, Ruppert was a member of the New York social register and a lifelong bachelor.
When Ruppert hired Miller Huggins as manager in 1917 against Huston's wishes (Huston was in Europe), a rift developed between the partners.
On the 17th, Ed Barrow is elected president to succeed Colonel Ruppert.
Saint Basil Academy: History of the Estate (744 words)
Ruppert subsequently added to his land holdings the acquisition of a section of land between the old Route 9D which bordered the estate and the new Route 9D which was moved east.
Colonel Jacob Ruppert of the Seventh Regiment of the National Guard was the son of Jacob Ruppert, Sr., founder of the New York City brewery, Jacob Ruppert Co. He was born on August 5, in New York City.
Ruppert was also senior aide to Governor Roswell P. Flower and served from the 15th NY District to Congress in 1898 for four terms until 1907.
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