Thomas Yawkey

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Thomas Yawkey

Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Death 9 Jul 1976 (aged 73)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Ashes scattered around the islands of his South Island Plantation in South Carolina.
Memorial ID 5860754 View Source
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Baseball Hall of Fame Team Owner. Born Detroit, Michigan, he was a successful industrialist when he bought the Boston Red Sox for $1.2 million as sole owner in 1933. For the next 44 years, he dedicated his time and finances to building winning teams and was respected by his managers and his players. His best seasons were when the Red Sox captured the American League pennant in 1946, 1967 and 1975, then went on to lose each World Series in seven games. As an executive, he was a popular, generous man and a leader among big league owners and served as American League vice president (1956-73). He died at age 73 in Boston, Massachusetts and was posthumously elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1980.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Originally Created by: Ron Moody
  • Added: 19 Oct 2001
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Yawkey (21 Feb 1903–9 Jul 1976), Find a Grave Memorial ID 5860754, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a Ashes scattered around the islands of his South Island Plantation in South Carolina..