George Weiss Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Akinwalere Olaleye
Jan 31, 2024 By Akinwalere Olaleye
Originally Published on May 27, 2022
Edited by Lara Simpson
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George Weiss was inducted into the Baseball Hall Of Fame in 1971.
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About George Weiss

George Weiss was a well-known sports executive from New Haven, Connecticut.
George Weiss was listed among the wealthiest sports executives. He had a net worth of $1.5 million.
George Weiss served as the general manager of the New York Yankees and the club president of the New York Mets. He grew up in Connecticut and completed his education at Yale University. His first job as a professional manager came in 1930 when he joined the Baltimore Orioles of the International League and continued to work there for two years. He received the prestigious offer to work for the New York Yankees. George Weiss was also a recipient of the prestigious Baseball Hall Of Fame in 1971.

Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was George Weiss' net worth?

Until the time George Weiss was alive, his net worth was estimated to be $1.5 million. He was indeed one of the most famous sports executives to have ever lived.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How old was George Weiss?

George Weiss was born on June 23, 1894. His soul left its earthly abode on August 13, 1972, when he was 78 years old.

Childhood And Education

Currently, we are unaware of the early life of George Weiss. From what is known, he grew up in New Haven, Connecticut, and went to Yale University to receive his degree. However, he attended college for a year and then dropped out to run his family's grocery shop. He worked for a semipro team from his hometown in his initial days. It was during the year 1914.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was George Weiss' partner?

We are currently unaware of the personal life of George Weiss.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

George Weiss worked for the New York Yankees as their general manager and served as the club president for New York Mets, eventually winning the World Series. Before this, in 1930, he joined the Baltimore Orioles of the Class AA International League, where he worked for two years. George Weiss was inducted into the Baseball Hall Of Fame in 1971.

What awards did George Weiss win?

This exceptional baseball executive who hailed from New Haven, Connecticut, was inducted into the Baseball Hall Of Fame in 1971. He also received The Sporting News Executive Of The Year award four times.

Other Interesting George Weiss Facts And Trivia

  • During his tenure as the general manager for New York Yankees, George Weiss used to work under Ed Barrow.
  • The full name of George Weiss is George Martin Weiss. He announced his retirement in 1966.
  • His zodiac sign is Cancer.
  • He acquired the New Haven team, initially called the Weissmen by local journalists but was renamed Profs to show respect to Yale.
  • Larry MacPhail was also a Major League Baseball executive who helped George in his career.
  • He retired from his professional baseball career after the 1966 season at 72.
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George Weiss Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Geroge Martin Weiss

Date of Birth

1894-06-22

Date of Death

1972-08-12

Nationality

American

Place of Birth

New Haven, Connecticut

Occupation

American Professional Baseball Executive

Education

Yale University

Net Worth

1500000
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