George Weiss (baseball)

George Weiss (baseball)

George Martin Weiss (June 23, 1895 – August 13, 1972) was an American baseball executive. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971.

Weiss was one of Major League Baseball's most successful farm system directors and general managers. Working as the director of the New York Yankees' farm system from 1932 to 1947, he established it as one of the two best in the game, helping the Bombers win nine American League pennants and eight World Series championships. Then, during Weiss' tenure as the Yankees' general manager from 1947 to 1960, the team won 10 AL pennants and seven more World Series titles.

Weiss later became the first club president and general manager of the New York Mets from 1961 to 1966 after that expansion franchise was formed.

Read more about George Weiss (baseball):  Early Life and Career, New York Yankees and The Farm System, New York Mets

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