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List of New York Yankees owners and executives


List of New York Yankees owners and executives

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Brian Cashman (left) and Hal Steinbrenner (right) are the current general manager and chairman of the New York Yankees, respectively.

The franchise based in The Bronx, New York City, New York. They play in the American League East division. This list consists of the owners, general managers (GMs) and other executives of the Yankees. The GM controls player transactions, hires the manager and coaching staff, and negotiates with players and agents regarding contracts.[1]

The longest-tenured general manager in team history is Hal Steinbrenner, who owns the team in conjunction with his brother Hank Steinbrenner, and GM Brian Cashman.


  • Principal owners 1
  • General managers 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Principal owners

During the 1901 and 1902 seasons, the franchise played in Baltimore as the "Baltimore Orioles". They became defunct, but were purchased by William Stephen Devery and Frank J. Farrell for $18,000 and moved to New York in 1903.[3] Jacob Ruppert and Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston purchased the Yankees in 1915,[4] and Ruppert bought out Huston in 1922.[5]


Under Steinbrenner's ownership, YankeeNets was formed after a merger of the business operations of the Yankees and New Jersey Nets.[14] After the Nets were sold to Bruce Ratner, YankeeNets became a limited liability company (LLC) known as Yankee Global Enterprises.[15] The LLC owns the Yankees and the YES Network. Hal Steinbrenner succeeded his father as control person of the Yankees in 2008.[16]

Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame
Tenure Tenure refers to MLB seasons, not necessarily dates hired and fired
List of team owners, showing tenure of service
Name Tenure Ref(s)
Devery, William S.William S. Devery 1903–1915^ [3]
Farrell, Frank J.Frank J. Farrell 1903–1915^ [3]
L'Hommedieu Huston, TillinghastTillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston 1915–1922^ [17]
Ruppert, JacobJacob Ruppert 1915–1939^ [17][18]
Ruppert, JacobJacob Ruppert Estate 1939–1945 [19]
MacPhail, LarryLarry MacPhail 1945–1947^ [20]
Topping, DanDan Topping 1945–1964^ [20][7]
Webb, DelDel Webb 1945–1964^ [20][7]
Columbia Broadcasting System 1964–1973 [21]
Steinbrenner, GeorgeGeorge Steinbrenner 1973–2010 [11]
Steinbrenner, HalHal Steinbrenner 2008–present^ [22][12]
Steinbrenner, HankHank Steinbrenner 2008–present^ [22][12]

General managers

A plaque commemorating
Ed Barrow's plaque in Monument Park

Gabe Paul, wearing a checkered suit, answers a reporter's questions
Gabe Paul was general manager of the Yankees during the 1977 World Series.

Lou Piniella, in his Yankee uniform, takes questions from the press on a baseball field
Lou Piniella served as field manager and general manager in 1988.

Four Yankees GMs are enshrined in the

  • "Front Office". Major League Baseball. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 

External links

  1. ^  
  2. ^ a b Levitt, Daniel R. (2008). Ed Barrow: The Bulldog Who Built the Yankees' First Dynasty. University of Nebraska Press.  
  3. ^ a b c "Yankees Timeline".  
  4. ^ "Ruppert and Huston Get Yankees' Stock; Final Details Consummated in Transfer of Club -- Johnson Scores Feds". The New York Times. January 31, 1915. Retrieved April 11, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Ruppert to be Sole Owner of Yankees; Deal for Huston's Half Interest in Ball Club Will Be Closed This Week. Price About $1,500,000. Transaction Will Give Buyer Control of the Richest Holding in Baseball. Property Worth $5,000,000. Ruppert Denies That There Was Any Disagreement Which Caused the Partnership to Be Dissolved.". The New York Times. December 12, 1922. Retrieved April 11, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Deal For Yankees Formally Closed; MacPhail Takes Charge With $2,250,000 Final Payment in Behalf of Syndicate". February 22, 1945. Retrieved April 11, 2012.  (subscription required)
  7. ^ a b c "Larry Says Goodbye".  
  8. ^ "CBS Officially Takes Over as Yankee Owners".   (subscription required)
  9. ^ "Yankees sold at a loss: 12-man group pays CBS $10 million".   (subscription required)
  10. ^ "Yanks Have New Lineup".  
  11. ^ a b Murray Chass (January 19, 2005). "On Baseball; Steinbrenner Reaches Top Of Owners' Seniority List".  
  12. ^ a b c Sandomir, Richard (July 15, 2010). "Praise for Steinbrenner From Limited Partners". The New York Times. Retrieved April 2, 2012. 
  13. ^  
  14. ^ Richard Sandomir (February 26, 1999). "They're the YankeeNets: A Marriage Made for the Tube". The New York Times. Retrieved August 28, 2009. 
  15. ^ "Yanks, Nets, Devils separate from company".  
  16. ^ "Statement from Howard J. Rubenstein, Spokesman for the New York Yankees" (Press release).  
  17. ^ a b "Ruppert and Huston Buy the Yankees; Farrell Sells New York Baseball Club for $500,000 -- Donovan Manager". The New York Times. January 1, 1915. Retrieved August 28, 2009. 
  18. ^ "Yankees Timeline".  
  19. ^ "No Yankee Deal Now in Making". The Evening Independent. March 15, 1940. Retrieved August 28, 2009. 
  20. ^ a b c "New York Yankees Sold to Syndicate".  
  21. ^ "Baseball (Yankees) Married to TV".  
  22. ^ a b "Yankees ownership shifts to Steinbrenner's son Hal". USA Today. Associated Press. November 22, 2008. Retrieved August 28, 2009. 
  23. ^ "Ed Barrow, Baseball Leader, Dies; Started Yankee Victory Tradition; Former Club President, 85, Built 14 Pennant Winners and 10 World Champions". The New York Times. December 16, 1953. Retrieved April 4, 2012.  (subscription required)
  24. ^ "Baseball Pioneer Weiss Dies At 78". St. Petersburg Times. August 14, 1972. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  25. ^ "Fame Beckons Joss, MacPhail". The Milwaukee Sentinel. United Press International. January 31, 1978. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  26. ^ Ginnetti, Toni (March 4, 1998). "Veterans send Doby to Hall: First black in AL among four picks".   (subscription required)
  27. ^ "Ralph Houk Statistics and History".  
  28. ^ "Gene Michael Statistics and History". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  29. ^ "Lou Piniella Statistics and History". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  30. ^ "Bob Watson Statistics and History". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  31. ^ "Gene Michael Managerial Record". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  32. ^ "Gene Michael Managerial Record". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  33. ^ "Lou Piniella Managerial Record". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  34. ^ a b Hand, Jack (October 8, 1947). "Topping Prexy, Weiss General Manager".  
  35. ^ a b "Berra Said Yank Pilot".  
  36. ^ a b Allen, Maury (1966). "How the Yanks Lost Four New Stars".  
  37. ^ "McHale Named Baseball Czar's Right Hand Man".  
  38. ^ a b "MacPhail Gets Job on Tuesday".  
  39. ^ a b "Paul to Leave Yankees for Head Indians Post".  
  40. ^ "Gene Michael to be named Yankee general manager".   (subscription required)
  41. ^ Nelson, John (November 22, 1980). "Michael Ready to Assume Risky Yankee Job".  
  42. ^ "Reds Hire Yank Executive as New General Manager".  
  43. ^ "Sports People: Cook Gets Expos Post". The New York Times. September 6, 1984. Retrieved April 1, 2012. 
  44. ^ "Yankees Shuffle Exec Staff". Record-Journal. United Press International. April 10, 1984. p. 11. Retrieved April 1, 2012. 
  45. ^ a b Illuzzi, Joe (October 11, 1986). "Almost-fired Piniella Signed to 2-year Contract".  
  46. ^ a b "Martin Comes Back With Yankees".  
  47. ^ a b "Quinn to Get Yankee Job". The New York Times. June 8, 1988. Retrieved April 1, 2012. 
  48. ^ "Baseball; Quinn in Line for Giants Job". The New York Times. December 1, 1992. Retrieved April 1, 2012. 
  49. ^ Parascenzo, Marino. "Yanks' Name Peterson as GM".  
  50. ^ a b "Michael Is Named Yanks' General Manager". The New York Times. August 21, 1990. Retrieved April 1, 2012. 
  51. ^ a b "Baseball; Yanks Spirit Watson Away From Astros for G.M.". The New York Times. October 24, 1995. Retrieved April 1, 2012. 
  52. ^ a b Botte, Peter (February 3, 1998). "Cashman's On The Fast Track".  
  53. ^ "Yanks have new president".  
  54. ^ "Scoutmaster in the Bronx: Oppenheimer finds young talent". New York Daily News. February 24, 2008. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  55. ^ Kepner, Tyler (February 28, 2009). "Yanks’ Top Scout Has Eye for Talent and Ear for Nuance". The New York Times. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  56. ^  
  57. ^ Jim Baumbach (March 23, 2008). "On second thought, Tino digs coaching". Times Record-Online. Retrieved August 28, 2009. 
  58. ^ "Stump Merrill named special assistant to the General Manager". March 10, 2005. Retrieved August 28, 2009. 


Related lists
Current team executives

See also

List of general managers, showing tenure
Name Tenure Ref(s)
Barrow, EdEd Barrow 1921–1944 [2]
MacPhail, LarryLarry MacPhail 1945–1947 [34]
Weiss, GeorgeGeorge Weiss 1948–1960 [34]
Hamey, RoyRoy Hamey 1961–1963 [35]
Houk, RalphRalph Houk 1964–1966 [35][36]
Topping, Jr., DanDan Topping, Jr. 1966 [36]
MacPhail, LeeLee MacPhail 1967–1973 [37][38]
Paul, GabeGabe Paul 1974–1977 [38][39]
Tallis, CedricCedric Tallis 1978–1979 [39]
Michael, GeneGene Michael 1980–1981 [40][41]
Bergesch, BillBill Bergesch 1982–1983 [42]
Cook, MurrayMurray Cook 1984 [43]
King, ClydeClyde King 1985–1986 [44][45]
Woodward, WoodyWoody Woodward 1987 [45][46]
Piniella, LouLou Piniella 1988 [46][47]
Quinn, BobBob Quinn 1988–1989 [47][48]
Peterson, Harding "Pete"Harding "Pete" Peterson 1990 [49][50]
Michael, GeneGene Michael 1991–1995 [50][51]
Watson, BobBob Watson 1996–1997 [51][52]
Cashman, BrianBrian Cashman 1998–present [52]

for the Yankees before becoming GM. field managers served as [33] and Piniella[32] Michael[31] were former Yankees players. Houk,[30]Bob Watson and [29],Lou Piniella [28],Gene Michael [27],Ralph Houk [26].Lee MacPhail and his son, [25],Larry MacPhail [24]

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