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Written by Maury Brown   
Monday, 26 March 2012 14:38

Current MLB Club Sale Prices

Broken down by club, price, when sale occurred, to whom at the time, notes that includes current controlling owner or general partner currently

Club Price
(millions)
When Who Notes
Padres $800 Aug, 16 2012 Seidler/O’Malley families and Ron Fowler Fowler serves as the new ownership group’s control person. The involvement of the grandchildren of Walter O’Malley – as represented by the Seidler/O’Malley interests in the team - marks the return to Baseball ownership for his family.
Dodgers $2,150 May 1, 2012 Guggenheim Baseball Management Mark R. Walter controlling owner. Includes partnership with McCourt, Johnson, and other purchasers of the Dodgers for 150 acres of land around Dodger Stadium.
Astros $615 2011 Jim Crane group
Rangers $561 2010 Greenberg/Ryan group Bankruptcy auction. Greenberg forced out shortly after sale
Cubs $845 2009 Ricketts family Tribune (Sam Zell) sells due to bankruptcy
Braves $461 2007 Liberty Media Part of Time-Warner sale
Nationals $450 2006 Lerner Family
Reds $270 2006 Robert Castellini
Brewers $223 2005 Mark Attanasio
Athletics $180 2005 Lew Wolff, John Fisher Wolff managing partner
Dodgers $420 2004 Frank McCourt Forced to sell in 2012 due to bankruptcy, divorce settlement
D-Backs $238 2004 Ken Kendrick,
Mike Chipman, Jeffrey Royer
Ken Kendrick current controlling owner after CEO Jeff Moorad resigns in 2009 to pursue purchase of Padres.
Rays $200 2004 Stuart Sternberg
Angels $184 2003 Arte Moreno
Red Sox $700 2002 John Henry group
Mets $391 2002 Sterling Equities
Marlins $158.5 2002 Jeffery Loria Included a $38.5  no-interest loan from MLB to Loria. Sale of Marlins tied to the sale of the Red Sox and Expos. Henry sells Marlins to Loria who sells Expos to MLB for $120 . Expos later relocated to DC and sold to Lerners who rechristen the club "Nationals"
Blue Jays $137 2000 Rogers Communications
Indians $323 2000 Larry Dolan
Royals $96 2000 David Glass
Cardinals $150 1996 Bill De Witt Bill De Witt, Jr. current controlling owner
Pirates $95 1996 Kevin McClatchy bgroup Bob Nutting became current controlling owner in 2005
Padres $94 1994 John Moores A 5-yr process begun in 2009 of selling to Jeff Moorad in place for $480  still in limbo. Owners have yet to approve. Moores forced to sell after divorce from his wife
Giants $100 1993 Peter Magowan group Larry Baer current controlling owner.
Orioles $173 1993 Peter Angelos Bankruptcy auction
Mariners $100 1992 Nintendo Corp
Tigers $82 1992 Mike Illitch
Rockies $95 1992 Jerry McMorris group Charles and Richard Monfort current controlling owners
Twins $44 1984 Carl Pohlad James Pohlad controlling owner after Carl's death
Phillies $30 1981 Bill Giles David Montgomery current control partner
White Sox $20 1981 Jerry Reinsdorf
Yankees $27 1973 George Steinbrenner Steinbrenner family (Hal, Hank) control after George's death

Source: Business of Sports Network research


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