Baseball; Sports; Fraternal organizations; World Series (Baseball); Professional sports
Documentary Artifacts; Collection
A0167 Breadon, Sam Collection Inventory of Sam Breadon Collection A0167 EAD by Sarah Wohaska using ArchivesSpace Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center 2016 225 S. Skinker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63105 firstname.lastname@example.org URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-09-26 06:26:16 -0500 . English Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Sam Breadon Collection
Breadon, Sam, 1876-1949
0.53 Cubic Feet
(1 box, 1 oversize folder)
Finding aid revised by Jaime Bourassa, July 2013.
Sam Breadon’s collection of baseball memorabilia was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Hugh S. Hauck on September 22, 1986 (accession number 86-0025).
Sam Breadon, a son of Irish immigrants, was the president and owner of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball club from 1920 to 1947. During his tenure, the team won nine National League pennants and six world championships. In 1917, Breadon, a Ford automobile dealer in St. Louis, first became involved in the baseball business when he invested $200 in the stock of the local baseball club. Over time, his investment increased to $20,000. He was asked to become the president of the organization in January 1920. As early as 1932, he became one of the first advocates for night baseball games. At age 71, he sold his interests in the Cardinals to Robert E. Hannegan and Fred M. Saigh, Jr., for over $3,000,000. He died at St. John’s Hospital in St. Louis of cancer on May 10, 1949, and his ashes were scattered over the Mississippi River per his request.
Scope and Contents
The collection contains printed memorabilia mostly related to the St. Louis Cardinals, including passes (1926-1957); rosters (1938, 1946); schedules (1958, 1960); World Series programs (1931-1944); an All-Star Game program (1940); and sports magazines (1936-1949). Some items relate to the St. Louis Browns baseball club. The collection also contains programs of the irregular conclaves of the Knights of the Cauliflower Ear (1937-1949).
This collection is arranged in the following series: Cards and Passes; Schedules; Programs: Knights of the Cauliflower Ear, St. Louis; Fliers and Tributes, etc.; Rosters; World Series Programs; All-Star Game Program; and Magazines.
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Sam Breadon Collection, Missouri Historical Society Archives, St. Louis.
Baseball -- Missouri -- Saint Louis
St. Louis Cardinals (Baseball team)
Cards and Passes Series Business cards of Sam Breadon, president, St. Louis National Baseball Club. No date 1 1 Passes from the St. Louis National Baseball Club, issued to Mrs. Sam Breadon. 1926-1957 1 2 Passes from the National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, issued to Mrs. Sam Breadon. 1926-1957 1 3 Passes from the St. Louis Browns (American Baseball League Company of St. Louis), issued to Mrs. Sam Breadon. 1926-1953 1 4 Miscellaneous passes issued to Mrs. Sam Breadon. 1940-1948 1 5 Schedules Series National League baseball schedules. 1958, 1960 1 6 Programs: Knights of the Cauliflower Ear, St. Louis Program for 16th Irregular Conclave, All Sports Dinner. 1937 Sept 17 1 7 Program for 18th Irregular Conclave, Golden Gloves Finals. 1939 Feb 18 1 8 Program for 30th Irregular Conclave, Baseball Dinner. 1941 Sept 12 1 9 Program for 37th Irregular Conclave, Testimonial Dinner in honor of Sam Breadon and Wm. H. “Billy” Southworth, St. Louis World Champions. 1943 Sept 24 1 10 Program for 40th Irregular Conclave, Baseball Dinner. 1944 Apr 14 1 11 Program for 41st Irregular Conclave, Dinner in honor of Eminent members Harry S. Truman and Robert E. Hannegan. 1944 Sept 22 1 12 Program for 42nd Irregular Conclave, Golden Gloves Finals. 1945 Feb 16 1 13 Program for 43rd Irregular Conclave, Baseball Dinner. 1945 Apr 12 1 14 Program for 46th Irregular Conclave, Eddie Dyer Baseball Dinner. 1946 Apr 16 1 15 Program for 52nd Irregular Conclave, Annual Baseball Inaugural Dinner Welcoming Home the 1948 St. Louis Cardinals.  Apr 19 1 16 Program for 53rd Irregular Conclave, Golden Gloves Finals. 1949 Feb 11 1 17 Fliers and Tributes, etc. Series Items relating to the 45th Annual Convention banquet of the National Association of Baseball Leagues: a tribute to the Gas House Gang, and Testimonial Dinner for Sam Breadon. (2 items moved to Oversize) circa 1948 1 18 Rosters Series Official rosters of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team. 1938, 1946 1 19 World Series Programs Series Souvenir Program, St. Louis vs. Philadelphia. 1931 1 20 Official Souvenir Program from Sportsman’s Park, St. Louis vs. Philadelphia. 1931 1 21 Souvenir Program, New York vs. Cincinnati. 1939 1 22 Official Souvenir Program from Sportsman’s Park, St. Louis vs. New York. 1942 1 23 Official Program, St. Louis vs. New York. 1942 1 24 Official Program, St. Louis vs. New York. 1943 1 25 Souvenir Program from Sportsman’s Park, St. Louis vs. New York. 1943 1 26 Souvenir Program from Sportsman’s Park, St. Louis Cardinals vs. St. Louis Browns. 1944 1 27 All-Star Game Program Series Official Program from Sportsman’s Park for the All-Star Game. 1940 1 28 Magazines Series Issue of Baseball Magazine . 1936 June 1 29 Issue of Baseball Magazine . 1938 Mar 1 30 Issue of St. Louis Commerce Magazine . 1946 Apr 10 1 31 Issue of All Sports Magazine . 1949 May-June 1 32