Barrow, Ed

Barrow, (Edward Grant) Ed

(1868–1953) baseball manager/executive; born in Springfield, Ill. After managing the Detroit Tigers in 1903–1904, he led the Boston Red Sox to a World Series championship as their manager in 1918. He became general manager of the New York Yankees (1921–45), where he shaped the famous pennant-winning teams of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Joe DiMaggio. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1953.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.