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Commissioner's Statement

Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. issued the following statement Sunday night regarding the death of Peter Magowan, the former President & Managing General Partner of the San Francisco Giants, who was 76.
January 27, 2019

Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. issued the following statement Sunday night regarding the death of Peter Magowan, the former President & Managing General Partner of the San Francisco Giants, who was 76:"Peter Magowan was a vital figure in the history of the San Francisco Giants, the club he rooted

Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. issued the following statement Sunday night regarding the death of Peter Magowan, the former President & Managing General Partner of the San Francisco Giants, who was 76:
"Peter Magowan was a vital figure in the history of the San Francisco Giants, the club he rooted for since his childhood in New York. During a tenuous period for the franchise, Peter stepped up and led the group that purchased the Giants and kept them in San Francisco. With groundbreaking vision, he then guided the effort that resulted in a ballpark that became a landmark for the city. In his 16 seasons of leadership, Peter oversaw a winning, civic-minded ballclub that represented the spirit of San Francisco. The foundation created under his direction helped make the Giants the model club they remain today.
"All of us in Baseball will be forever grateful to Peter for his pivotal part in preserving a first-class franchise in one of America's most vibrant cities. On behalf of Major League Baseball and his many friends in our game, I extend my deepest condolences to his wife, Debby, their children and their entire family."