On Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, the Cleveland Indians announced that Major League Baseball’s owners formally approved Cleveland Indians Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Paul J. Dolan as “control person” of the franchise.
View the official Cleveland Indians press release here.
A “control person” is defined as the person responsible for team operations and his or her team’s compliance with MLB rules.
Paul Dolan joined the Indians front office in 2000 after his father Larry acquired the team. He served as vice president and general counsel until 2004. He was then named team president, and then took on the role of chairman and CEO in 2011.
“I am honored by the faith Major League Baseball’s owners have placed in me. In Cleveland, we remain committed to winning a World Series championship while also enriching the lives of Greater Clevelanders through our community outreach efforts,” Paul Dolan said.
For fans that have been clamoring for a new owner due to the lack of winning the past few seasons, they technically got their wish.
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