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It would be impossible for me to say when the idea of becoming an owner first came to me. Probably it was a gradual process. The first time the matter was brought to my attention in a concrete form, however, was when Charles Murphy was selling out his controlling interest in the Chicago Cubs.

 
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Jacob Ruppert
Jacob Ruppert
  • Born: August 5, 1867
  • Died: January 13, 1939
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Owner New York Yankees, National Guard Officer, Representative New York

Jacob Ruppert Jr. (August 5, 1867 – January 13, 1939) was an American brewer, businessman, National Guard colonel and United States Congressman who served for four terms representing New York from 1899 to 1907. He also owned the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball from 1915 until his death in 1939.

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