Jacob Ruppert Quotes

When I was a boy, I had a baseball team of my own. We played on a vacant lot between Ninetieth and Ninety-second streets. I had a little menagerie of my own, some pigeons, guinea pigs, and so on. On Saturday mornings, I had to take my music lesson. Then the members of my team used to come see my menagerie.






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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.