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
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.
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