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Jake Ruppert from the Chronology
Jan 25, 1945 - The Yankees are sold by the Ruppert estate to Larry MacPhail Dan Topping and Del Webb for $2.8 million. For that price the trio obtains 400 players 266 of them in military service Yankee Stadium parks in Newark and Kansas City and leases on other minor league ballparks. Jake Ruppert who died in 1939 paid more than the new purchase price for the ground on which Yankee Stadium was built in 1923.
Nov 13, 1931 - Jake Ruppert‚ Yankees owner‚ buys the Newark franchise in the International League. During the decade the Bears will dominate the league and send a steady stream of players to New York.
May 19, 1929 - At New York Ruth and Gehrig hit back-to-back homers in the 3rd off Boston's Jack Russell but in the 5th a cloudburst at Yankee Stadium sends a standing-room-only crowd rushing for the exits. A stampede in the RF bleachers leaves 2 dead 62 injured. Jake Ruppert vows never again to sell more tickets than seats. There are 2 outs in the 5th when the game is stopped at 3-0.
Aug 29, 1925 - After a night on the town Babe Ruth shows up late for batting practice. Miller Huggins suspends Ruth and slaps a $5000 fine on him for disobeying orders on the field and team rules off the field. In the showdown between the Bambino and the tiny manager Jake Ruppert backs up his manager. Ruth is forced to apologize before he's reinstated 9 days later. The day after his return to the lineup Ruth hits HR number 300.
May 21, 1923 - Formal transfer of T. L. Huston's interest in the Yankees to Jake Ruppert is completed for $1.5 million. Ten days later Ruppert buys 2 more sets of uniforms so his players can wear a clean outfit every day an unprecedented move.
Oct 26, 1917 - Miller Huggins who managed the Cardinals to a 3rd-place finish is signed to run the Yankees by owner Jake Ruppert. Co-owner Til Huston who favored Wilbert Robinson for the job has a falling out with partner Ruppert and will sell his half interest to Ruppert in 1923.