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Barney Dreyfuss

(1865-1932)

 
 
Barney Dreyfuss Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
1. Barney Dreyfuss Marker
Inscription. Owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates, 1900-1932, and legendary baseball leader influential in initiating the first modern World Series, 1903. He led Pirates to 6 National League and 2 World Series titles and was vital to building Forbes Field here, 1909.
 
Erected 2005 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 26.487′ N, 79° 57.164′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is on Roberto Clemente Drive 0.1 miles east of South Bouquet Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located outside Posvar Hall on the University of Pittsburgh campus in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15213, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Forbes Field (here, next to this marker); Fourth Ward Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Carnegie (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Hiker (about 600 feet away); Stephen C. Foster Memorial (about 800 feet away); Diplodocus carnegii (approx. 0.2 miles away); Schenley Park Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Victor Herbert (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
More about this marker.
Barney Dreyfuss Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
2. Barney Dreyfuss Marker
Marker is also located near the former Forbes Field marker, along the site of the wall where Bill Mazeroski hit his legendary 1960 World Series homerun against the Yankees.
 
Also see . . .
1. Barney Dreyfuss at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on March 16, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Barney Dreyfuss (1865-1932) - Behind the Marker. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Sports
 
Barney Dreyfuss image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, 1903
3. Barney Dreyfuss
Pittsburgh Pirates owner Barney Dreyfuss at Exposition Park in Pittsburgh
Judge Landis surrounded by baseball team owners image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1920
4. Judge Landis surrounded by baseball team owners
Barney Dreyfuss is #3 on the photo. During the 1910s, Barney Dreyfuss was one of baseball's most respected and influential owners. Relied upon by other owners to work out scheduling problems, Dreyfuss also led the effort to have Judge Kinesaw Landis installed as professional baseball's commissioner after the Black Sox scandal of 1919. Courtesy: Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago Historical Society.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 521 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on March 16, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on July 26, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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