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Joseph John Buzas

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Joe Buzas owned 82 minor league teams at some point in a 47-year period. At the time of his death he owned the Salt Lake Stingers. The opening day shortstop for the New York Yankees in 1945, he badly injured his shoulder, ending his playing career. The first team he owned was the Syracuse Chiefs. In 1978 he paid $1 for the debt-ridden Reading Phillies and in 1986 sold the team for $1 million. Buzas was known for turning a profit when times were poor financially in the minors.

He also managed the 1948-1949 Sunbury Reds.

Source: 2004 Baseball Almanac

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