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Harry Frazee

Years as Majority Owner: 1916-1923

Memorable Moments for Harry Frazee

  • 1 November 1916 - Club owner John Lannin sells the Red Sox to Harry Frazee and Hugh Ward, both New York theatrical producers.
  • 1 November 1916 - On the same day that New York theater owner and producer Harry H. Frazee and Hugh Ward purchase the Boston Red Sox from owner Joseph Lannin, player-manager Bill Carrigan announces his retirement. Carrigan had led Boston to two world championships in three-plus seasons at the helm but now wishes to pursue other interests back in his hometown of Lewiston, Maine.
  • 5 January 1920 - Harry Frazee ships Babe Ruth to the Yankees in exchange for $125,000 and a $300,000 loan, with Fenway Park used as collateral.
  • 11 July 1923 - Harry Frazee sells the club to a group of businessmen from Ohio, led by J.A. Robert Quinn.