Leland MacPhail

Leland MacPhail

Birth
Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan, USA
Death 1 Oct 1975 (aged 85)
Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA
Burial
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Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan, USA
Plot Block 5, Lot 178
Memorial ID 5860525 · View Source
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Professional Baseball Executive. He was a dynamic and innovative executive who helped streamline the game of baseball. He won championships with the Dodgers in 1941 and the Yankees in 1947. He pioneered night baseball in Cincinnati in 1935. He was responsible for installing lights at Ebbets Field and Yankee Stadium. It was his idea to use planes to get players from city to city for games. He founded the stadium club operation and started pension plans for both players and front office personnel. He and his son Lee MacPhail were the first ever father-son pair to be enshined in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Bio by: Ron Moody


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Ron Moody
  • Added: 19 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5860525
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leland MacPhail (3 Feb 1890–1 Oct 1975), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5860525, citing Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .