TheBaseballPage.com

Richard Jacobs Biography by The Baseball Page

Richard Jacobs Biography by The Baseball Page

Richard E. Jacobs

    * Born June 16, 1925
    * Died June 5, 2009 in Cleveland, OH USA

Richard Jacobs was a successful real estate developper who became owner of the Cleveland Indians from 1986 until 2000, when Larry Dolan bought the club for approximately $323 million. Jacobs and his brother David Jacobs bought the club from the estate of Steve O'Neill, where it had fallen on hard times for the previous three decades. When the team opened its new ballpark, Jacobs Field, in 1994, it was named after him (it has since been renamed).

Under Jacobs' leadership, the Indians became contenders again, reaching the World Series in 1995 and 1997. The on-field success led to a huge boom in attendance, including a then-record 455 consecutive sellouts of Jacobs Field from June 12, 1995 to April 2, 2001.

By BR Bullpen

 

More From Around the Web

Sponsored Links

This day in baseball history

August 31

  • 1992

    On August 31, 1992, the Oakland A’s and Texas Rangers anno ...

  • 1990

    Ken Griffey Jr. and Ken Griffey Sr. become the first father ...

  • 1990

    the Houston Astros complete one of franchise's best trades e ...

More Baseball History

Player Profile

Red Faber

P, Chicago White Sox

Read Bio
Hall of Fame

Joe DiMaggio

OF, New York Yankees

Read Bio
Season Profile

1967 Boston Red Sox

Had someone predicte

Read Bio
Historical Figure

John Clarkson

Although never considered the

Read Bio
Manager Profile

Bucky Harris

Washington Senators

Read Bio
Ballpark Profile

Chase Field

Chase Field, is a pleasant

Read Bio
Tagged:
Baseball History, Cleveland Indians, Jacobs Field, Larry Dolan, MLB Owner, Steve O'Neill

Comments

    Be respectful, keep it clean.
Login or register to post comments

Stay Connected

Share |

Today's Poll

Will Red Sox Repeat in 2014: