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Peter Angelos useless at 94: Orioles proprietor distinguished himself throughout 1994-95 MLB labor stoppage

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Longtime Baltimore Orioles proprietor Peter Angels has died on the age of 94. The Angels household introduced his passing in a press release launched by the membership on Saturday: 

“At the moment, Peter G. Angelos handed away quietly on the age of 94. Mr. Angelos had been unwell for a number of years, and the household thanks the docs, nurses, and caregivers who introduced consolation to him in his ultimate years. It was Mr. Angelos’ want to have a personal burial, and the household asks for understanding as they honor that request. Donations could also be despatched to charity in lieu of flowers.”

Angelos helmed the group that bought the Orioles franchise in 1993 for a reported $173 million. He was an actively concerned proprietor for a few years and distinguished himself through the 1994-95 labor stoppage by refusing to make use of strike-breaking “substitute gamers” owing to his previous illustration of union members as a private damage legal professional in Baltimore. 

Commissioner Rob Manfred issued the next assertion:

“Peter Angelos was a proud native of Baltimore who deeply appreciated proudly owning the Baltimore Orioles. Peter’s lifetime of philanthropy enormously benefited quite a few worthy causes all through his hometown. He championed the Orioles’ historic 1999 collection with the Cuban Nationwide Group. Peter ably served the sport on our Labor Committee, and I’ll all the time bear in mind his private assist after I was first elected to this function in his house metropolis in 2014.

“On behalf of Main League Baseball, I ship my condolences to Peter’s spouse, Georgia, their sons John and Louis, and the complete Angelos household.”

Of Angelos’ profession as an legal professional, the Baltimore Solar writes

“Powerful-minded and ego-driven, Angelos rose from a blue-collar background to amass a fortune as a lawyer. Casting himself as a defender of steelworkers in opposition to company irresponsibility, Angelos gained greater than $1 billion in damages from asbestos corporations through the Nineties and constructed his private wealth on the commissions.”

One of many highlights of Angelos’ tenure as lead Orioles proprietor got here on Sept. 6, 1995, when Cal Ripken Jr. broke Lou Gehrig’s long-standing file for many consecutive video games performed. Ripken, for his half, launched the next assertion:

Since Angelos bought the membership in 1993, the Orioles have made six postseason appearances. 

Along with his work as an legal professional, Angelos served on the Baltimore Metropolis Council for 4 years and ran for mayor of the town in 1967. 

With Angelos’ failing well being lately, his sons John and Louis took management of the franchise. Earlier this 12 months, the Angelos household agreed to promote the Orioles to David Rubenstein, a Baltimore native and a co-founder of the non-public fairness agency The Carlyle Group, for a worth of greater than $1.7 billion. The sale has but to be permitted by different MLB homeowners. 

“Peter made an unbelievable mark first in enterprise after which in baseball,” Rubenstein stated in a assertion. “The town of Baltimore owes him a debt of gratitude for this stewardship of the Orioles throughout three many years and positioning the group for excellent success.”

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