Dick Jacobs - RIP
This morning's paper announced that the former owner of the Cleveland Indians Dick Jacobs has died. He was 84 years old.
Jacobs was primarily a real estate investor, but he is best remembered for buying the very troubled Indians baseball franchise and leading a major turnaround in the teams fortunes both on the field and off. The team he bought in 1986 was a perennial second division resident and always financially strapped. Jacobs changed things by hiring a sound baseball management team headed by Hank Peters. Within a decade he had a beautiful new ballpark which regularly sold out and a team that regularly won their division and twice reached the World Series.
Rest in Peace Mr. Jacobs and thanks for all you did for the city of Cleveland.