Frank J. Farrell
|Frank J. Farrell|
Farrell presenting a loving cup to Highlanders manager Harry Wolverton.
New York City
|Died||February 10, 1926|
Atlantic City, New Jersey
|Spouse(s)||Anna E. (c1886-aft1926)|
Frank J. Farrell (c.1866 – February 10, 1924) with William S. Devery were the first owners of the New York Highlanders (now New York Yankees). They purchased the Baltimore Orioles on January 9, 1903 for $18,000 and moved it to New York City. 
On January 29, 1915 Farrell and Devery sold the team to Jacob Ruppert and Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston for $460,000.    Farrell died in Atlantic City, New Jersey, of a heart attack, after recovering from a bout of bronchitis. 
- ↑ "Yankees Timeline". Major League Baseball. http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/nyy/history/timeline1.jsp. Retrieved 2007-06-18. "January 9, 1903: Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchase the defunct Baltimore franchise of the American League for $18,000 and then move the team to Manhattan."
- ↑ "Billy Burbridge Dead.". New York Times. September 17, 1912, Tuesday, Thursday. "Noted Gambler and ex-Partner of Farrell, Expires in Sanitarium."
- ↑ "Yankees Timeline". Major League Baseball. http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/nyy/history/timeline1.jsp. Retrieved 2007-06-18. "January 29, 1915: Col. Jacob Ruppert and Col. Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston purchase the Yankees for $1.25 million."
- ↑ Note that the Yankee website uses the number $1.25 million, while the obituary for Farrell reports $460,000. The Yankee archivist has been contacted about the discrepancy on June 18, 2007.
- ↑ "Gov. Smith At Bier Of Frank Farrell; City Officials, Baseball And Racing Men Attend Rites For Former Owner Of Yankees. Guardsmen Are Bearers The Rev. Leo Ryan Celebrates Requiem Mass In Church Of The Blessed Sacrament.". New York Times. February 13, 1926, Saturday. "Governor Smith, his family and members of his staff, many city and county officials, baseball and racing men attended the funeral yesterday of Frank Farrell, former owner of the New York Yankees, in the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Broadway and Seventy-first street. The requiem mass was celebrated by the Rev. Leo Ryan, assisted by Rev. Thomas Philbin and Rev Thomas Hines."
- ↑ "Frank J. Farrell, Sportsman, Dies.". New York Times. February 11, 1926, Thursday. "Suffers a Heart Attack While Recuperating From Bronchitis in Atlantic City. ... Devery and Ferrell remained in baseball from 1903 until 1915, when the holdings were sold to Colonel Jacob Ruppert, the present owner, and Colonel T.H. Huston for $460,000."
|Owner of the New York Yankees|
with William S. Devery 1903-1915
Jacob Ruppert and Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston
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