Frank Joseph Navin

Frank Joseph Navin

Birth
Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan, USA
Death 13 Nov 1935 (aged 64)
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Burial Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, USA
Plot Private Mausoleum
Memorial ID 7253532 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Team Owner. Born in Adrian, Michigan, for twenty-seven years he was the president and principal owner of the Detroit Tigers (1908-35). In 1903, Navin bought $5000 of stock shares in the team, later became team president and bought the team from Bill Yawkey in January 1908. He built a team that won three straight pennants (1907-09), built a new ball park named Navin Field in 1912 and won a World Series Championship in 1935. He also served as vice president of the American League. He died of a heart attack at age 64 in Detroit, Michigan.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: James D. Brabant
  • Added: 11 Mar 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7253532
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frank Joseph Navin (22 Apr 1871–13 Nov 1935), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7253532, citing Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .