What team currently has the longest same ownership & what team had the longest ownership by one person?
Connie Mack owned the Philadelphia Athletics for about 50 years & he wore a suit so he was not allowed on the field to turn in the lineup or to voice his opinion to umps on the playing field.
But I can't think who or what family had it the longest ever or currently the longest tenorship?
- Utter ChaosLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
Currently the longest principal ownership is the Chicago White Sox. Jerry Reinsdorf bought the team in 1981. He took over the position of longest principal owner in 2010 upon the death of George Steinbrenner.
Here are the longest principal owners of all time (30 years or more)
46 years: Phillip K. Wrigley - Cubs (1932-1977)
44 years: Tom Yawkey - Red Sox (1933-1976)
43 years: Anheuser-Busch - Cardinals (1953-1995)
41 years: Horace Stoneham - Giants (1936-1976)
40 years: John W. Galbreath - Pirates (1946-1985)
36 years: Bud Selig - Brewers (1970-2005)
36 years: Clark Griffin - Senators (1920-1955)
36 years: Gene Autry - Angels (1961-1996)
33 years: Jerry Reinsdorf - White Sox (1981–Present)
33 years: Barney Dreyfuss - Pirates (1900-1932)
33 years: Connie Mack - Athletics (1924-1952)
32 years: Charles Comiskey - White Sox (1900-1931)
31 years: Sam Breadon - Cardinals (1917-1947)
Longest family ownerships (40 years or more)
70 years: Yawkeys - Red Sox (1933-2002)
65 years: Griffiths - Senators/Twins (1920-1984)
61 years: Wrigleys - Cubs (1921-1981)
59 years: Comiskeys - White Sox (1900-1958)
58 years: Stoneham - Giants (1919-1976)
53 years: O'Malleys - Dodgers (1945-1997)
49 years: Ebbets - Dodgers (1897-1945)
41 years: Steinbrenners - Yankees (1973-current)
- Anonymous7 years ago
Me I own my team for over 49 years. Oh wait does it have to be an MLB team?