Kansas City Royals owner David Glass dies at 85

Royals owner David Glass dies

For this off-season, he sold the team to a new ownership group which is now lead by a Kanas City-native John Sherman.

He will be forever indebted to Glass.

"On behalf of the total possession neighborhood, I are seeking to remark deepest gratitude to the coronary heart of a man who conscientiously placed a fancy in the hands of Kansas Citians. We pledge to carry it forward with his passionate commitment and selfless spirit".

Condolences began to sound soon after the news was announced.

"Mr. Glass loved this game, this team, and our city with all his heart", Moore said in a statement issued by the team. He owned the ball club for 20 seasons after officially acquiring the franchise in April, 2000.

During his ownership of the Royals, Glass served on key Major League Baseball committees. He cared deeply about this community and we are grateful that his final gift to us was ensuring that the Royals remained in Kansas City. "The Glass family's passion for the Royals culminated in Kansas City's 2015 World Championship, demonstrating its strength as a baseball town". He changed into once 84 years broken-down.

A post on the Walmart company's Twitter account said Glass had always given priority to other people and mentioned three of his loved ones - his family, Walmart and the Royals. But when he was asked to reflect on his years as chairman and owner of the team, Glass responded, "I wouldn't trade our experience for anything". He said in a statement the decision to sell was hard and that the family believed it found a "great steward" for the franchise going forward. Glass hired Moore as the team's new general manager in 2006 after he had fired Allard Baird. In 1976, Glass was recruited by Walmart founder Sam Walton to become Walmart's Chief Financial Officer.

Glass was named interim chairman and CEO of the Royals in 1993 when then-owner Ewing Kauffman died. "He will be greatly missed, and our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Glass family during this hard time". A large component in him being sold the team was that he was from the Midwest, as Kauffman stated in his will that the team was to be sold only to an owner that would not move the team out of Kansas City. Glass was impactful, as he served Major League Baseball in a variety of areas including the Executive Council, the Media Oversight Committee, Diversity Oversight Committee, MLB Enterprises/MLB Properties Boards, MLB Advanced Media/MLB Network Boards (Served as Chairman through February, 2015), Business and Media Board (Served as Chairman from 2015-17), the BAM Tech Board, Ownership Committee, Audit Committee (Served as Chairman from January, 2017 thru November, 2019), the Constitution Committee and he was a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Board of Directors in Cooperstown. It's been a fantastic ride", Glass said upon announcing the sale of the franchise, "and I want to thank our great fans for supporting us through the years.



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