“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Concourse in the Bronx in Bronx County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

To the memory of Jacob Ruppert

1867 - 1939

— Gentleman • American • Sportsman —

To the memory of Jacob Ruppert Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Erik Lander, July 9, 2005
1. To the memory of Jacob Ruppert Marker
Inscription.  Through whose vision and courage this imposing edifice, destined to become the home of champions, was erected and dedicated to the American game of baseball.
Erected 1940 by the New York Yankees.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports.
Location. 40° 49.641′ N, 73° 55.607′ W. Marker is in Bronx, New York, in Bronx County. It is in Concourse. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East 161st Street and River Avenue. Located in monument park in the New Yankee Stadium. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bronx NY 10452, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Allie Pierce Reynolds (here, next to this marker); William Malcolm "Bill" Dickey (here, next to this marker); Alfred Manuel "Billy" Martin (here, next to this marker); Henry Louis Gehrig (here, next to this marker); Mickey Mantle (here, next to this marker); Bob Sheppard (here, next to this marker); Donald Arthur Mattingly
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(here, next to this marker); George Herman "Babe" Ruth (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bronx.
More about this marker. Originally hung on the center field wall of the original Yankee Stadium, to which the text refers, this marker was moved to Monument Park I in the 19070s and now rests in Monument Park II in the new Yankee Stadium.
Jacob Ruppert, Jr. M.C. N.Y. image. Click for full size.
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2. Jacob Ruppert, Jr. M.C. N.Y.
Ruppert was a four term member of the U.S. Congress between 1899 and 1907. He bought the NY Yankees in 1915 for $480,000.

Image from Around the Capital with Uncle Hank by Thomas Fleming, 1902.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2023. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2009, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 1,178 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 3, 2009, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York.   2. submitted on September 4, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 6, 2023