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Why is there a succession box for Indians' GM and Browns' owner, but both for his first stint with the White Sox. Shouldn't there really only be succession boxes for owner for all 4 stints? --Jeff 11:43, 12 May 2012 (EDT)

Well, they're two different positions, and he succeeded different persons in the two roles (and was succeeded by different folks too). I don't see why we can't have succession lines for both GM and owner. It's an exception that one person would hold both titles; Calvin Griffith may have been the last owner/GM. By the way, these boxes existed before I cleaned up the layout of the page earlier today; I simply grouped them and changed them all to a standard format. --Philippe 12:49, 12 May 2012 (EDT)

I wasn't posing the question at you specifically. Just noting the discrepancy. Veeck owned the Indians, but there's no box for that. --Jeff 12:55, 12 May 2012 (EDT)

I've added the succession box for Indians ownership, although - like for the Browns - I'm not sure who preceded and succeeded him in that capacity. --Philippe 16:44, 12 May 2012 (EDT)

From Veeck as in Wreck, Chapter 5, "Most people, even people close to baseball, were under the impression that Alva Bradley,the Indians' president, owned the club. He didn't. Bradley owned only a small percentage. The rest of the stock was owned by John and Francis Sherwin." According to Veeck, it is to them he paid $2.2 million for their shares. --Cuban X Senators

Again, according to VaiW, "[the Browns] were owned by the DeWitt brothers." Bill & Charlie. According to page 18 of The Day [of New London Connecticut], on February 2, 1949, Bill and Charlie DeWitt paid $1 million to Richard Muckerman for 56 percent of the stock of the Browns -- they already had 2 percent. The Day article also says that Bill DeWItt would *remain* GM. -- Cuban X Senators

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