Chris Vonderahe

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Birthday
7, 1851
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jun 5, 1913 (61)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
7, 1851
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jun 5, 1913 (61)

About

German-American entrepreneur who was the owner of the St. Louis Brown Stockings baseball team The team was later renamed the St. Louis Cardinals.

Before Fame

He began his entrepreneurial career by buying the grocery store where he worked and by establishing a saloon.

Trivia

He moved his team to Robison Field and built an amusement park, a beer garden, a horse track, and an artificial lake.

Family Life

He was born in Hille, Prussia but spent the majority of his life in the United States.

Associated With

He is often compared to Bill Veeck, as they were both team owners with large public personas.