List of Major League Baseball principal owners

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Current Major League Baseball team owners and the principal corporate entities that operate the clubs:


Team Principal owner(s) Operating entities Purchase price Year
Arizona Diamondbacks Kendrick, KenKen Kendrick AZPB LP, AZPBI Inc. $130 million 1995
Atlanta Braves Liberty Media Atlanta National League Baseball Club Inc. $450 million[a] 2007
Baltimore Orioles Angelos, PeterPeter Angelos Baltimore Orioles LP, Baltimore Orioles Inc., Baltimore Baseball Club Inc. $173 million 1993
Boston Red Sox Henry, John W.John W. Henry Boston Red Sox Baseball Club LP, Fenway Sports Group LLC $660 million 2002
Chicago Cubs Ricketts, Thomas S.Thomas S. Ricketts Chicago National League Ball Club Inc. $845 million 2009
Chicago White Sox Reinsdorf, JerryJerry Reinsdorf Chicago White Sox Ltd., Chisox Corp. $20 million 1981
Cincinnati Reds Castellini, RobertRobert Castellini Cincinnati Reds LLC $270 million 2005
Cleveland Indians Dolan, LarryLarry Dolan Cleveland Indians Baseball Co. LP $323 million 1999
Colorado Rockies Monfort, CharlieCharlie Monfort Colorado Baseball Partnership, Colorado Rockies Baseball Club Ltd. $95 million 1992
Detroit Tigers Ilitch, MikeMike Ilitch Olympia Entertainment, Detroit Tigers Inc. $82 million 1992
Houston Astros Crane, JimJim Crane Crane Capital Group, Houston Astros Inc., Houston Astros, LLC $615 million 2011
Kansas City Royals Glass, DavidDavid Glass Kansas City Royals Baseball Corp. $96 million 2000
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Moreno, ArturoArturo Moreno Angels Baseball LP, Moreno Baseball LP $184 million 2003
Los Angeles Dodgers Walter, MarkMark Walter Guggenheim Baseball Management, Los Angeles Dodgers, Inc. $2 billion 2012
Miami Marlins Loria, JeffreyJeffrey Loria Miami Marlins LP, Miami Marlins Inc., Miami Marlins Baseball Ltd. $158 million 2002
Milwaukee Brewers Attanasio, MarkMark Attanasio Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, Milwaukee Brewers Holdings LLC $223 million 2005
Minnesota Twins Pohlad, JimJim Pohlad Minnesota Twins, MTI Partnership LLP $44 million 1984
New York Mets Wilpon, FredFred Wilpon Sterling Doubleday Enterprises LC, Mets Partners Inc. $391 million 2002
New York Yankees Steinbrenner, HalHal Steinbrenner Yankee Global Enterprises $8.7 million[1] 2010
Oakland Athletics Fisher, John J.John J. Fisher Oakland Athletics $180 million 2005
Philadelphia Phillies Montgomery, DavidDavid Montgomery The Phillies $30 million 1981
Pittsburgh Pirates Nutting, RobertRobert Nutting Pittsburgh Associates LP, Pittsburgh Baseball Inc. $92 million 1996
San Diego Padres Fowler, RonRon Fowler The Padres Group, Padres LP, Padres Inc. $800 million[c][2] 2012
San Francisco Giants Johnson, CharlieCharlie Johnson San Francisco Baseball Associates LP, SF Giants Baseball Club $100 million 1992
Seattle Mariners Nintendo Baseball Club of Seattle LP, Baseball of Seattle Inc. $106 million 1992
St. Louis Cardinals DeWitt, Jr., WilliamWilliam DeWitt, Jr. St. Louis Cardinals LLC, St. Louis National Baseball Club Inc. $150 million[b] 1995
Tampa Bay Rays Sternberg, StuartStuart Sternberg Tampa Bay Devil Rays Ltd. $130 million 1995
Texas Rangers Davis, RayRay Davis Rangers Baseball Express, Texas Rangers Baseball Club $593 million 2010
Toronto Blue Jays Rogers Communications Rogers Blue Jays Baseball Partnership, Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Ltd $140 million 2000
Washington Nationals Enterprises, LernerLerner Enterprises Washington Nationals Baseball Club LLC $450 million 2006


  1. a The Atlanta Braves sale in 2007 to Liberty Media was part of a complex swap of cash, stock, magazine holdings, and the Braves, in which Time Warner sent the Braves, a hobbyist publishing company, and $980 million to Liberty in exchange for approximately 68.5 million shares of Time Warner stock, at the time worth $1.48 billion. It was announced and confirmed that the Braves were given a value of $450 million in the transaction.[3][4]
  2. b The price for the St. Louis Cardinals included Busch Stadium.
  3. c As much as $200 million of the sale price included the team's 20-percent stake in Fox Sports San Diego.[5]

See also


  1. "New York News, Traffic, Sports, Weather, Photos, Entertainment, and Gossip". Daily News (New York)]]. September 8, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Canepa, Nick (August 29, 2012). "Canepa: New owners don't tease with false promises". U-T San Diego. Archived from the original on August 30, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. ""Braves'" New World - Forbes Magazine". 5 May 2008.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Braves sale is approved -".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Grover, Ronald (August 16, 2012). "Beer distributor gets league OK to buy San Diego Padres". Chicago Tribune. Reuters. Archived from the original on August 17, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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