Stevens, Harry

Stevens, Harry (Mozley)

(1855–1934) business executive; born in London, England. He emigrated to Ohio in 1882, winning in 1887 the first of the baseball park concessions that would launch him as the preeminent food concessionaire at America's ballparks, racetracks, and convention centers. In the early 1900s he introduced frankfurters in rolls at the New York Polo Grounds; he became the "hot dog king" by shifting baseball fare from lemonade and ice cream to franks, peanuts, and soda. His son Frank M. Stevens (1880–1965) continued expanding the business.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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