During the last decade of the 19th Century the new York Giants baseball team was owned by Andrew Freeman. Despite having some star players the team languished near the bottom of the standings. Freeman went through twelve managers from 1894 through 1902 when he hired John McGraw. In 1903 Freeman sold the team to John T. Brush. The rest is history.
Under McGraw the Giants dominated the National League for some three decades with ten pennant wins, eleven seconds and World Series wins in 1905, 1921 and 1922.
Brush died in 1912 and Harry Hempstead became the new owner. Hempstead was married to Brush’s daughter. Pictured here from my collection is a 1904 Season Pass issued to Brush’s grandson John B. Hempstead.