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List of Major League Baseball principal owners

From BR Bullpen

List of current Major League Baseball principal owners and corporate entities that operate the clubs.


Team Principal owner(s) Operating entities Year Price Notes
Arizona Diamondbacks Kenneth Kendrick and three others AZPB LP, AZPBI Inc. 2004 $238 million
Atlanta Braves Liberty Media Atlanta National League Baseball Club Inc. 2007 $1270 million Purchase included trading of cash, stocks and assets with AOL Time Warner
Baltimore Orioles John Angelos Baltimore Orioles LP, Baltimore Orioles Inc., Baltimore Baseball Club Inc. 1993 $173 million John Angelos became Chairman and CEO in 2020 due to the illness of his father, Peter Angelos
Boston Red Sox John Henry and Tom Werner Boston Red Sox Baseball Club LP, New England Sports Ventures LLC 2002 $380 million
Chicago Cubs Tom Ricketts Chicago National League Ball Club Inc. 2009 $845 million
Chicago White Sox Jerry Reinsdorf Chicago White Sox Ltd., Chisox Corp. 1981 $20 million
Cincinnati Reds Robert Castellini Cincinnati Reds LLC 2005 $270 million
Cleveland Indians Larry Dolan Cleveland Indians Baseball Co. LP 2000 $323 million
Colorado Rockies Charles and Richard Monfort Colorado Rockies Baseball Club Ltd. 1992 $95 million
Detroit Tigers Chris Ilitch Detroit Tigers Inc. 2017 $82 million Inherited team; price listed is from 1992 purchase by Mike Ilitch
Houston Astros Jim Crane Houston Astros Baseball Club 2011 $610 million
Kansas City Royals John Sherman 2019 $1 billion
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Arturo Moreno Angels Baseball LP, Moreno Baseball LP 2003 $184 million
Los Angeles Dodgers Mark Walter, Magic Johnson and others Guggenheim Baseball Management LLC 2012 $2.15 billion includes $150 million for land around Dodger Stadium; winning bid selected through a bankruptcy process
Miami Marlins Bruce Sherman 2017 $1.2 billion
Milwaukee Brewers Mark Attanasio Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, Milwaukee Brewers Holdings LLC 2005 $223 million
Minnesota Twins Jim Pohlad Minnesota Twins, MTI Partnership LLP 2009 $44 million Inherited Team; price listed is from 1984 purchase
New York Mets Steven Cohen 2020 $2.4 billion Price includes sale of Citi Field
New York Yankees Hal Steinbrenner New York Yankees Partnership 2009 $10 million Inherited Team; price listed is from 1973 purchase
Oakland Athletics John Fisher Athletics Investment Group LLC d/b/a Oakland Athletics Baseball Co. LLC 2005 $180 million
Philadelphia Phillies Dave Montgomery The Phillies 1981 $30 million
Pittsburgh Pirates Robert Nutting Pittsburgh Associates LP, Pittsburgh Baseball Inc. 1996 $92 million
St. Louis Cardinals William DeWitt, Jr. St. Louis National Baseball Club Inc. 1995 $150 million
San Diego Padres Ron Fowler, Peter Seidler et al. The San Diego Padres 2012 $800 million
San Francisco Giants Sue Burns and Peter Magowan San Francisco Baseball Associates LP 1992 $100 million
Seattle Mariners First Avenue Entertainment LLLP Baseball Club of Seattle LP, Baseball of Seattle Inc. 2016 $1.4 billion The ownership group was restructured in 2016, with minority shareholders buying most of the stock formerly owned by Nintendo of America; purchase price includes majority ownership of the ROOT Sports regional sports network
Tampa Bay Devil Rays Stuart Sternberg Tampa Bay Devil Rays Ltd. 2004 $200 million
Texas Rangers Ray Davis Rangers Baseball Express 2010 $593 million
Toronto Blue Jays Edward Rogers Rogers Blue Jays Baseball Partnership 2008 $137 million Inherited team; price listed is from 2000 purchase by Ted Rogers
Washington Nationals Mark Lerner Washington Nationals Baseball Club LLC 2018 $450 million Took over for his father Ted Lerner, who had purchased the team in 2006