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Samuel Breadon

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Sam Breadon was the longtime owner of the St. Louis Cardinals. He became a part-owner of the team in 1917 and became the club's majority owner in 1922. One of his key moves was to bring in Branch Rickey as General Manager, and he created the first modern farm system. The Cardinals, bottom dwellers in the previous two decades, became very successful during Breadon's tenure as owner, winning 9 pennants and 6 World Series championships. Breadon sold the club following the 1947 season.

Breadon's name was on the 2013 Hall of Fame ballot in which the Veterans Committee examined candidates from the pre-integration era.

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