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William George “Billy” Evans

  • Original Name William George
  • Birth 10 Feb 1884 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 23 Jan 1956 Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA
  • Burial Mayfield Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
  • Plot Mausoleum, North wing extension, crypt 749A
  • Memorial ID 6960

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Empire. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he played in the semi-leagues but never as a professional. In 1906, he was employed by the American League at age 22 making him the youngest empire ever in the Major Leagues. He served on the empire staff through 1927 and officiated in six World Series. From 1927 to 1935, he was General Manager of the Cleveland Indians, Farm director of the Boston Red Sox 1936 to 1940, President of the Southern Association 1942 to 1946 and General Manager of the Detroit Tigers 1947 to 1951. He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Committee on Baseball Veterans on January 28, 1973.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith





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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 15 Nov 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6960
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William George “Billy” Evans (10 Feb 1884–23 Jan 1956), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6960, citing Knollwood Cemetery, Mayfield Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .