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Lip Man 1
07-15-2006, 04:40 PM
July 16, 1980- Bill Veeck’s ownership syndicate accepts offers to buy the White Sox. Harry Caray is one of those expressing interest along with millionaire Edward DeBartolo Sr.

Lip

SpartanSoxFan
07-15-2006, 04:42 PM
Harry Caray was in the running for buying the team??? With what capital could he do such a thing back in 1980???

MrRoboto83
07-15-2006, 04:43 PM
July 16, 1980- Bill Veeck’s ownership syndicate accepts offers to buy the White Sox. Harry Caray is one of those expressing interest along with millionaire Edward DeBartolo Sr.

Lip

Interesting if Harry Caray owned the Sox. I wonder how that would of went down.

Lip Man 1
07-15-2006, 05:03 PM
Caray had good relations with some of Veeck's other investors...at one time he was thinking about putting together a syndicate and buying the club... and Harry was fairly wealthy himself.

Remember the Sox 'only' went for around 12 million.

Lip

Wsoxmike59
07-16-2006, 07:23 AM
Caray had good relations with some of Veeck's other investors...at one time he was thinking about putting together a syndicate and buying the club... and Harry was fairly wealthy himself.

Remember the Sox 'only' went for around 12 million.

Lip

Lip the Sox sold for $20M to Reinsdorf & Einhorn. Veeck bought the team for $7M. Pretty nice profit for a 5 year investment.

http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/ballplayers/R/Reinsdorf_Jerry.stm

Grzegorz
07-16-2006, 10:03 AM
Interesting if Harry Caray owned the Sox.

I wonder how that would of went down.

Like an ice cold Falstaff.

viagracat
07-16-2006, 11:06 AM
Like an ice cold Falstaff.

Is that a good thing? :cool:

Brian26
07-16-2006, 11:17 AM
Lip the Sox sold for $20M to Reinsdorf & Einhorn. Veeck bought the team for $7M. Pretty nice profit for a 5 year investment.

Especially considering Veeck didn't put a dime back into the franchise while he owned it other than buying a few cans of paint.