Charles F. Adams
Charles Francis Adams
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Charles F. Adams was a businessman, sports promoter and the First National grocery chain store. He was the first owner of the Boston Bruins (1924-1936) and for a time was an owner of the Boston Braves (1927-1935).
Adams first bought a share of the Braves on May 15, 1927, when he bought out another Braves' owner, Albert H. Powell, becoming a Vice-President with the team.
After majority owner Judge Emil Fuchs failed in reviving fan interest in the team in spite of his signing of baseball legend Babe Ruth, Adams demanded that Fuchs either step down or sell off the team. On July 31, 1935, Fuchs sold the team to Adams, who had planned to sell the team as soon as possible. However the National League stepped in and took control of the team on November 26th as the team had failed to meet its obligations. On December 10th Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis awarded the team to former Boston Red Sox owner Bob Quinn. However, Landis denied Adams the opportunity to be a part of the organization due to his ownership of the Suffolk Downs, a horseracing track.
- "Charles F. Adams Buys Powell Stock In Boston Braves", The Hartford Courant, May 16, 1927.
- Mark L. Armour and Daniel R. Levitt: Paths to Glory: How Great Baseball Teams Got That Way, Potomac Books, Inc., (C) Feb 1, 2004
- James O'Leary: "Boston Men Buy Share in Braves", Boston Daily Globe, May 16, 1927