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George Weiss from the Chronology
Jan 31, 1971 - The Hall of Fame Special Veterans Committee selects 7 men for enshrinement: former players Jake Beckley Joe Kelley Harry Hooper Rube Marquard Chick Hafey Dave Bancroft and executive George Weiss.
Mar 14, 1961 - George Weiss is lured from retirement to become president of the New York Mets.
Nov 30, 1952 - On a local TV program‚ Brooklyn Dodger Jackie Robinson charges that the New York Yankee management is racist for its failure to bring up a black player. George Weiss of the Yanks denies the allegations.
Oct 7, 1947 - Larry MacPhail resigns as Yankees general manager moments after the final game of the series. Co-owners Dan Topping and Del Webb then buy out MacPhail's one-third interest in the club for $2 million. George Weiss will become GM.
Nov 18, 1924 - Oakland Oaks (PCL) owner Cal Ewing announces that he has sold the team to Washington Senators star Walter Johnson‚ represented by George Weiss‚ who deposited a check for $5‚000 towards the purchase. Last month‚ Ewing announced that the sale price was an enthusiastic $450‚000 (the St. Louis Cardinals recent sale was for $275‚000). Nothing will come of all the talk‚ and Johnson will return to the Washington team.
Dec 9, 1923 - Traveling to Chicago for the ML meetings‚ Wild Bill Donovan‚ New Haven manager‚ is killed when the 20th Century limited train crashes. Donovan was a pitcher for Detroit and respected ML manager for the Yankees and Phillies. New Haven president George Weiss had swapped berths with Donovan and he escapes with a minor injury. Phils owner William F. Baker is also on the train‚ but he is unhurt. In all‚ nine die.