NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- "Vin Scully was a legend in every sense of the word and shining example of a life well lived. Although he had a one-of-a-kind gift for broadcasting, Vin was always more than 'the voice of the Dodgers.' He embodied the heart and soul of everyone who truly loves baseball and appreciates the unique power of sports to uplift and unite people. Notwithstanding his many achievements and accolades, Vin was well known for his humility, generosity and ability to relate to everybody with kindness. There was no more dedicated father or grandfather and no better friend. Throughout and following my stewardship of the Dodgers, right up until my last visit with him a few weeks ago, Vin was an unwavering source of support and inspiration for me and my own children. I will always be grateful for the gift of his friendship and, in particular, for the kindness he showed my late mother, who treasured her notes and annual birthday calls from Vin. My thoughts and prayers are with Vin's family and all of those who, like me, loved and will miss this remarkable man."
This Day In Dodgers History: Jerry Reuss Throws No-Hitter; Frank McCourt Files For Bankruptcy Protection
On June 27, 1980, Jerry Reuss threw a no-hitter against the San Francisco Giants to help lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to an 8-0 win at Candlestick Park. Reuss’ performance marked the first no-hitter of the 1980 MLB season and only of his career. Reuss was responsible for the...
👋 Want to work with us? CryptoSlate is hiring for a handful of positions!. Billionaire Frank McCourt’s new initiative Project Liberty teamed up with Gavin Wood’s Polkadot to build a blockchain that is capable of storing social media users’ data so they can own and control it.
At this point, you have to wonder why anyone wants to go into business with Frank McCourt at all. The former Dodgers owner has a long track record of not being very good at owning sports teams, but he’s entering a new realm this week. McCourt is apparently starting...
Frank McCourt has been known to have a diversified portfolio. As the former owner of the Dodgers, McCourt partitioned Dodgers franchise into a slew of different business entities. The most famous example of course is McCourt retaining co-ownership of half of the parking lots surrounding Dodger Stadium. After being forced...
We recently celebrated the ten-year anniversary of the Guggenheim Baseball Management group closing its $2.15 billion purchase of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Dodger Stadium from Frank McCourt. The ownership group led by the CEO of Guggenheim Partners and current Dodgers’ Owner & Chairman, Mark Walter, LA icon Magic Johnson,...
On May 1, 2012, Frank McCourt officially sold the Los Angeles Dodgers to Guggenheim Baseball Management for a then-record $2 billion. The sale price shattered the $1.47 billion Malcolm Glazer paid for English soccer team, Manchester United, in 2005. However, hedge fund manager Steve Cohen then broke the Dodgers’ record by purchasing the New York Mets for $2.4 billion in 2020.