TheBaseballPage.com

Peter Magowan Biography by The Baseball Page

Peter Magowan Biography by The Baseball Page

Peter A. Magowan, then CEO of Safeway, led an eleventh-hour bid called for by MLB when the Giants were on the cusp of being sold and moved to St. Petersburg at the close of the 1992 season. Magowan's group's purchase of the Giants from Bob Lurie was approved in January 1993; the Giants then quickly signed Barry Bonds to a 6-year, $43.75 million (then a record both for total package and average salary).

Voters had declined several opportunities to help build a new ballpark for the Giants (leading to their near move to St. Pete). But in 1995 SF voters approved Magowan's plan to build Pac Bell Park in the South Beach district of the city with private financing.

Magowan's teams won the NL West in 1997, 2000 and 2003, the Wild Card in 2002, lost a one-game playoff for the Wild Card slot in 1998 and won a 103 games in 1993, but did not qualify for the post-season.

In May 2008 Magowan announced he would retire after the season and that he would be succeeded as managing partner of the ownership group by William Neukom, and as President of the club by Larry Baer.

By BR Bullpen

 

More From Around the Web

Sponsored Links

This day in baseball history

December 24

  • 2010

    The San Diego Padres sign former All-Star outfielder Brad Ha ...

  • 2010

    Ricky Nolasco, recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his r ...

  • 2009

    Matt Capps and the Washington Nationals reach a preliminary ...

More Baseball History

Player Profile

Art Shamsky

1B, Cincinnati Reds

Read Bio
Hall of Fame

Babe Ruth

P, New York Yankees

Read Bio
Season Profile

1973 New York Yankee

After two straight d

Read Bio
Historical Figure

Tom Lynch Biography

 

Read Bio
Manager Profile

Alvin Dark

St. Louis Cardinals

Read Bio
Ballpark Profile

West Side

West Side Park was the name

Read Bio
Tagged:
Baseball History, Bob Lurie, MLB Owner, Pacific Bell Park, San Francisco Giants

Comments

Login or register to post comments

Stay Connected

Share |

Today's Poll

Will Red Sox Repeat in 2014: