Jacob Ruppert

Former Yankees Owner Ruppert Inducted Into Hall Of FameJake Ruppert purchased the Yankees prior to the 1915 season for $480,000, then proceeded to transform what had been a perennial also-ran into a powerhouse.
Hartnett: Hall Of Fame Voters Got It Wrong With Piazza, BiggioThere wasn't a positive drug test or smoking syringe implicating them. They weren't dragged in front of committees on Capitol Hill to explain themselves, and their names haven't been tarnished by clubhouse trainers.
Voters Pitch A Shutout: No Players Elected To Baseball Hall Of FameSteroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa have been denied entry to baseball's Hall of Fame with voters failing to elect any candidates for only the second time in four decades.
Will Anyone Get In? Bonds, Clemens, Piazza Await Hall Of Fame AnnouncementJudgment day has arrived for Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa to find out their Hall of Fame fates. And then there's the case of Mike Piazza.
Former Yankees Owner Jacob Ruppert Elected To Baseball Hall Of FameFormer New York Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert, longtime umpire Hank O'Day and barehanded catcher Deacon White have been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame for their excellence through the first half of the 20th century.
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