The Visionary: Aubrey Hoover (1882 - 1936)

Aubrey Hoover
 
 
Aubrey Hoover was the owner of Hoover Hosiery Mills, and President of the Concord Weavers in 1935. In the summer of 1935, Hoover realized the monetary potential behind leaving the Textile League and creating and independent league. Famous for his role in the "kidnapping" of young pitcher Carl Doyle in 1935, while he was on his way to report with the Philadelphia Athletics. Sadly, Hoover died before seeing his dream of come to fruition.