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Harry Hempstead

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Harry Hempstead
Born(1868-06-25)June 25, 1868
DiedMarch 26, 1938(1938-03-26) (aged 69)
Alma materLafayette College
Known forOwner of the New York Giants (MLB)
Spouse(s)Eleanor Gordon Brush (m. 1894)
  • Orlando Hempstead
  • Eliza Tyler Hempstead

Harry Newton Hempstead (June 25, 1868 – March 26, 1938) was the owner of the New York Giants of the National League from 1912 through 1919.


He was born on June 25, 1868 in Philadelphia to Orlando Gordon Hempstead and Elizabeth Ophelia Tyler. He graduated from Lafayette College in 1891 and on October 10, 1894 he married Eleanor Gordon Brush. In 1912 he purchased the franchise from John T. Brush, his father-in-law. In 1919, he sold the franchise to Charles Stoneham. He died on March 26, 1938 at his home on Park Avenue in Manhattan.[1]

From 1916 to 1924 he was a trustee of his alma mater, Lafayette College.[2]


  1. ^ "Harry Hempstead Dead Here at 69. President of New York Giants Baseball Club, 1912-19, Had Succeeded John T. Brush. Supervised Construction of the New Polo Grounds. Graduate of Lafayette in 1891". The New York Times. March 27, 1938. Retrieved 2009-08-24. Harry Newton Hempstead, who was president of the New York Giants National League baseball club from 1912 to 1919, died yesterday at his residence, Mayfair House, Sixty-fifth Street and Park Avenue, after an illness of ten days.
  2. ^ Skillman, David Bishop (1932). The Biography of a College: Being the History of the First Century of the Life of Lafayette College. Easton, Pennsylvania: Lafayette College.

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