Statement regarding proposed Royals' sale

November 21st, 2019

ARLINGTON, TEXAS -- Major League Baseball announced today that the owners of the Major League Clubs have unanimously approved the new ownership group of the Kansas City Royals led by incoming control person John Sherman. The vote was conducted during the owners’ meetings. The approval is contingent upon the closing of the sale transaction with the current owners of the Royals, which is expected within the next week.

Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. said: “On behalf of Major League Baseball, I thank David Glass for his successful stewardship of the Royals’ franchise dating back to 1993, including 20 years as owner. The Glass family’s passion for the Royals culminated in Kansas City’s 2015 World Championship, demonstrating its strength as a baseball town. I appreciate David’s service to the industry, especially his years serving as Chairman of the Board of MLB Advanced Media, and wish his family well.

“I congratulate Mr. Sherman on receiving approval from the Major League Clubs as the new control person of the Royals. John’s philanthropy has benefited the Kansas City community he has called home for more than 40 years, and he has built strong ties in our game since 2016. We look forward to his leadership of the Royals.”