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Former Yankees Owner Jacob Ruppert Enters Baseball Hall Of Fame

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Former Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert, who built the original Yankee Stadium and bought Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox, entered the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday.

Decades before George Steinbrenner helped bring the Yankees back to the top, Ruppert brought the baseball team to respectability.

Ruppert bought the Yankees in 1915 for $450,000 and hired Miller Huggins as manager and moved the Yankees to the Bronx with the construction of the stadium.

The Bronx Bombers were owned by Ruppert until he died in 1939.

Ruppert also served in Congress from 1899 to 1907.

He makes the hall in a year where no recent players are going in, as Barry Bonds and former Yankee Rogers Clemens missed out on induction because of links with performance-enhancing drugs.

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