Ray Kroc bought the San Diego Padres in January, 1974. C. Arnholt Smith attempted to call the deal off when he and his lawyers learned that the IRS was interested
The movie, "The Founder", is based on this owner.Click here to return to the question.Click here to reveal the answer.
Baseball Business and Winter Meetings Trivia – April 1st, 2020 – C. Arnholt Smith, the San Diego Padres 1973/1974
Facing legal troubles from what was referred to, at the time, as the "biggest bank failure in U.S. history," C. Arnholt Smith sold the San Diego Padres to what Chicago-born
George Trautman worked at the convention bureau of the Columbus, Ohio chamber of commerce in 1933. Branch Rickey recruited Trautman to professional baseball as president of the Columbus baseball club.
Trautman began as an executive with the Columbus, Ohio minor league club in 1933. At that time, Columbus was associated with the St. Louis Cardinals organization.Click here to return to
George Trautman was unanimously elected as the next president of the National Association in 1946. Trautman became a baseball executive in 1933 when what famous baseball executive recruited him?Click here
This city, reportedly, hosts one of the world's largest single-day sporting events.Click here to return to the question.Click here to reveal the answer.
Max Schumacher was rejected three times in trying to bring the Winter Meetings to his wintry city. Finally, he successfully convinced baseball to hold the winter meetings where in 2009?Click
Max Schumacher and his team -- including the Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association -- successfully won the hosting privileges for Indianapolis for the 2009 Winter Meetings. According to Schumaker, the
Bill Veeck and Roland Hemond created a sign that said, Open for Business.Veeck's ownership bid of the Chicago White Sox was approved earlier at the meetings, after an initial vote