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George B. Dovey
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Birth: Apr. 18, 1862
Schuylkill County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 19, 1909
Greene County
Ohio, USA

Major League Baseball Team Owner. Early in life Dovey moved from Philadelphia to Central City, Pennsylvania where his father owned coal mines. In college Dovey played baseball in Paducah, Kentucky for Barney Dreyfuss, who later became the owner of the Louisville franchise in the National League and later of the Pittsburgh Pirates. After college Dovey returned to the family mining business, but gave that up when the mines flooded. He next worked as a railroad worker in Cleveland, St. Louis and Detroit and later worked three years in the car sales business. In 1906 he purchased the Boston National League Baseball Club and moved to Boston, Massachusetts and assumed the duties of president and treasurer of the club. He was known to be a shrewd business man and spoke of bringing a championship to Boston. During June, 1909 Dovey was on a train trip through the Ohio Valley when he died at the age of 48 from a hemorrhage of the lungs. He had visited his chief investor John Harris in Pittsburg, then traveled to Steubenville, Ohio to scout players. The next part of his trip was to take him to Cincinatti, but he died near the town of Xenia. 
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Saratoga
Record added: Sep 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76493547
George B. Dovey
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