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Reds owner Marge Schott passes away

Postby WebHamster » Wed Mar 03, 2004 3:00 am

Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Cincinnati Reds minority owner Marge Schott died Tuesday at the age of 75.

Schott had been in Christ Hospital in Cincinnati for several weeks due to breathing difficulties. She was a longtime smoker who was hospitalized twice in 2001 after suffering similar problems.

Still a limited share owner of the Reds, Schott sold a majority of her controlling shares in 1999. She was the team's owner when Cincinnati won the World Series in 1990.

The enigmatic owner was known as a frugal boss who was quite demanding of her players. Schott frequently paraded around the field and the locker room with her dogs, an act that irked many of the players.
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Postby DivaTalentScout » Sat Mar 06, 2004 4:46 pm

Sad to see her go. She may have been frugal w/ some things,but she would spend money and sign players when needed.
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