John W. Galbreath

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Birthday
10, 1897
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Jul 20, 1988 (90)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
10, 1897
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Jul 20, 1988 (90)

About

Champion horse-racer who also owned the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team for four decades.

Before Fame

He made a fortune developing properties in the U.S. and internationally and used that money to buy the Pirates and establish a thoroughbred horse farm.

Trivia

His Pirates won the World Series in 1971 and 1979, while two of his horses won the Kentucky Derby and another won the Preakness and Belmont Stakes in 1974.

Family Life

He married Dorothy Bryan Firestone, widow of the tire and rubber company founder.

Associated With

His Pirates featured Hall-of-Famer Bill Mazeroski.

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