Larry MacPhail

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Leland Stanford MacPhail Sr.

Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1978

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"The baseball man who didn't have a row with Pop just wasn't going anywhere." - Lee MacPhail

Among the career stops for Larry MacPhail:

MacPhail is best remembered for having lights installed at Crosley Field in 1935. The Reds were also the first team to fly to games. His son, Lee, was a Hall of Fame executive and American League president. They are the only father-son combination in the Hall.

Other MacPhails have also made an impact in sports. His son Bill MacPhail was president of CBS Sports and CNN Sports for 40 years. Lee's son, Andy built a World Series winner in Minnesota.

"Unfortunately, a person with Dad's talent comes along only once every 50 years. I've never thought of imitating him. I inherited neither his genius nor his temper. I'm just an ordinary person." - Lee MacPhail

Preceded by
Sidney Weil
Cincinnati Reds General Manager
Succeeded by
Warren Giles
Preceded by
Ed Barrow
New York Yankees General Manager
Succeeded by
George Weiss

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