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Encyclopedia > Will Harridge

William Harridge (October 16, 1883 - April 9, 1971) was an American executive in Major League Baseball whose most significant role was as president of the American League from 1931 to 1958. October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in Leap years). ... 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... April 9 is the 99th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (100th in leap years). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... See also: 1930 in sports, 1932 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing 24 hours of Le Mans: Earl Howe and Tim Birkin, driving an Alfa Romeo 8C. Louis Schneider wins the Indy 500. ... See also: 1958 in sports, other events of 1959, 1960 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Lee Petty won the inaugural Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship — Lee Petty Indianapolis 500 — Rodger Ward USAC Racing — Rodger Ward Formula One Champion — Jack Brabham of Australia...


He was born in Chicago, Illinois. Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Official website: http://egov. ...

This person is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
This person is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Harridge earned his start in baseball in 1911 when American League founder and President Ban Johnson hired the railway ticket clerk to work for him. He was Johnson’s personal secretary from 1911 to 1927. Harridge became American League secretary in 1927. He became president of the American League in 1931 and held that post until his retirement in 1958. He was a modest human being who successfully promoted the league without personally seeking the spotlight. Harridge was instrumental in convincing American League club owners to play an interleague All-Star game, thus beginning the mid-summer tradition that started in 1933. He died at age 87 in Evanston, Illinois. Harridge is interred in Memorial Park in Skokie, Illinois. National Baseball Hall of Fame logo This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... National Baseball Hall of Fame logo This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related... Byron Bancroft Johnson (January 5, 1864 - March 28, 1931) was an American executive in Major League Baseball who served as the founder and first president of the American League. ... Incorporated City in 1872. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 25th 149,998 km² 340 km 629 km 4. ...


He was elected posthumously to the Baseball Hall of Fame in by the Veterans Committee in 1972. The American League Championship Series Trophy is named in his honor. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related... See also: 1971 in sports, other events of 1972, 1973 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: February 20: A.J. Foyt won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty Indianapolis 500 - Mark Donohue USAC Racing - Joe Leonard won the season championship Formula... In Major League Baseball, the American League Championship Series (ALCS) determines who wins the American League pennant and advances to face the winner of the National League Championship Series in baseballs championship, the World Series. ...


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Preceded by:
Ernest Barnard
American League president
1931–1959
Succeeded by:
Joe Cronin

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Will Harridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (239 words)
William Harridge (October 16, 1883 - April 9, 1971) was an American executive in Major League Baseball whose most significant role was as president of the American League from 1931 to 1958.
Harridge earned his start in baseball in 1911 when American League founder and President Ban Johnson hired the railway ticket clerk to work for him.
Harridge is interred in Memorial Park in Skokie, Illinois.
Will Harridge (1931-1959) (354 words)
Harridge would then become the League's secretary a position he would hold until the death of AL President Ernest Barnard in 1931.
Harridge played a key role with NL president Ford C. Frick, and Commissioner Kennesaw Mountain Landis in establishing the National Baseball Museum and Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
Harridge died on April 9, 1971 at the age of 87, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in which he helped established a year later.
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