On August 8, 1946 — Bill Benswanger‚ son-in-law of Barney Dreyfuss‚ owners of the Pittsburgh Pirates since 1900‚ sells the club to a group headed by Frank McKinney and John Galbreath. Singer Bing Crosby is among investors in the team. The Pirates are purchased for a reported $2.5 million.

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Baseball Reference August 8
National Pastime
Retro Sheet
Hall of Fame
SABR Games Project
Replay The Game