World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

August Herrmann

Article Id: WHEBN0002752622
Reproduction Date:

Title: August Herrmann  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: List of Cincinnati Reds owners and executives, Barry Larkin, Baseball executives, Ed Poole, Major League Baseball Geographical Rivalries
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

August Herrmann

August Herrmann circa 1910

August Garry Herrmann (May 3, 1859 - April 25, 1931) was an American executive in Major League Baseball.


  • Biography 1
  • Legacy 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Herrmann was born on May 3, 1859. He served as president of the Cincinnati Reds of the National League from 1902 to 1927. He served as the president of National Baseball Commission from 1903 to 1920.[1]

He is often regarded as having filled the role of Baseball Commissioner before that position was officially established in 1920. With two other Commission members he established the annual nature of the World Series by 1905.

According to biographer William A Cook's August A Hermann: A Baseball Biography, although Hermann was financially successful, he had a reputation as a lavish entertainer, supported by news that he left an estate of ten dollars. A Cincinnati reporter stated that his political partners, Rud Hynicka made millions more, but Hermann had more fun.

He died on April 25, 1931.


On July 19, 2008, Herrmann was posthumously inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame.


  1. ^ "August Herrmann Resigns As Chairman Of The National Baseball Commission. Herrmann Resigns His Chairmanship Head Of Baseball's Supreme Court. Wants Action Taken As Soon As Possible. Surprises His Associates. Annual Report To Johnson And Heydler Had Led Them To Expect He Would Defer Decision. Surprise To His Associates. Advocates Deferred Election".  

External links

  • August Garry Hermann: A Baseball Biography/William A. Cook/McFarland and Company, Inc.

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.