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Lawrence Dolan
Born (1931-02-08) February 8, 1931 (age 84)
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Nationality American
Occupation Attorney (retired)
MLB team owner

Lawrence J. "Larry" Dolan (born February 8, 1931 in Cleveland Heights, Ohio) is a retired attorney and the principal owner of Major League Baseball's Cleveland Indians.



Dolan attended St. Ignatius High School and got his LL.B. degree from University of Notre Dame in 1956.[1] He also received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Cleveland State University.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Upon leaving Notre Dame, Larry served in the United States Marine Corps for two years where he attained the rank of First Lieutenant. Upon leaving the Marine Corps in 1958, Larry worked as Assistant Prosecutor in Geauga County, Ohio before going into private practice. He eventually became president and managing partner of Thrasher, Dinsmore, & Dolan in Chardon, Ohio.

Cleveland Indians owner[edit]

In 2000, Dolan (through a family trust) bought the Cleveland Indians of the MLB for $323 million from Richard Jacobs, who, along with his late brother David Jacobs, had paid $35 million for the club in 1986. Jacobs had taken the Indians public in 1997. As part of the deal, Dolan bought all of the stock at just over twelve dollars a share, making the franchise privately held once again.[3] During his time as owner, the Indians have experienced periods of competitiveness, including playoff appearances in 2007 and 2013, as well as periods without success, including several seasons with over 90 losses. While the Indians' player salaries were among the highest in Major League Baseball during Jacobs' last years as owner, at times they have been among the lowest under Dolan.[4] This has led some fans to regard Dolan as miserly,[5] although other fans dispute the reputation.[6]

In 2006 he started SportsTime Ohio to air Indians games. Larry Dolan has six children; among them are Matt who was a State Representative, and Paul who worked for his law firm and was since named as President, and later Chairman/CEO of the Indians. Dolan has said his children will eventually assume ownership of the Cleveland Indians in his stead. In 2012, STO was sold to Fox Entertainment Group.

His nephew James L. Dolan owns the New York Knicks of the NBA and the New York Rangers of the NHL.

He has three brothers: Charles; Bill (retired and living in Fort Myers, Florida) and; David who died in a glider plane crash in 1980.

Awards and honors[edit]

(as Indians owner)


  1. ^ Larry Dolan| Cleveland Indians Baseball | Cleveland Seniors Profile
  2. ^ Cleveland State University News Releases
  3. ^ Details of Dolan Family ownership - Sports Business Daily.com
  4. ^ Roth, Phil. "MLB Past and Future Payrolls". Retrieved April 18, 2015. 
  5. ^ Pluto, Terry (2008). Dealing: The Cleveland Indians' New Ballgame: How a Small-Market Team Reinvented Itself as a Major League Contender. Gray & Company. ISBN 978-1-59851-049-2. 
  6. ^ Dery, Todd (April 8, 2015). "How the Indians Were Built Through a Series of Nifty Trades". Cleveland Scene. Retrieved April 18, 2015. 
  7. ^ Cleveland sports HOF class of 2014 - Cleveland Sports Hall.com

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360 news items


New York Post
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:22:30 -0700

Larry Dolan and his family bought the Indians for $323 million in 1999 from Richard Jacob. Under the Dolans' ownership, the team made the playoffs in 2007 and 2013, but has mostly disappointed. When Jacob owned the team, player salaries were among ...

Hattiesburg American

Hattiesburg American
Fri, 14 Aug 2015 17:10:48 -0700

Columbia Academy fans were singing the praises of head coach Larry Dolan after he guided the Cougars to a 7-4 season last year, the school's best finish since 2004. Building on that success will be the challenge as the former Forrest County AHS coach ...


Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:36:31 -0700

Columbia Academy 21, St. Patrick 13: Former FCAHS coach Larry Dolan is the head coach at Columbia Academy, which is coming off a 35-0 win over Sacred Heart. Taylorsville 24, Bay High 20: Bay High travels to Taylorsville with a shot, but the Tartars are ...

Hattiesburg American

Hattiesburg American
Fri, 07 Aug 2015 18:30:00 -0700

“It was a total, fruit-basket turnover, as they say,” said Larry Dolan, football coach and athletic director at Columbia Academy, one of the schools most affected by the changes. “We had to completely change our schedule. We had to move the Oak Forest ...


Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:26:55 -0800

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- New York Knicks owner James Dolan (nephew of Indians owner Larry Dolan) had a not-so-nice email response to a fan go public earlier this week. It was no Phil Savage "Go root for Buffalo. F--k you," but he did follow Savage's playbook ...

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Jackson Clarion Ledger
Sun, 16 Aug 2015 05:43:21 -0700

"He's really fast and hard to bring down," Columbia coach Larry Dolan said. DeMichael Harris. RB, St. Aloysius. Recognized as the fastest football player in the state, the senior is the reigning MHSAA Class 1A 100-, 200- and 400-meter relay champion ...


Sun, 23 Aug 2015 11:44:48 -0700

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Fri, 07 Aug 2015 21:18:45 -0700

Talk to any true Cleveland Indians fan and you're likely to hear some complaints about the team's front office. More specifically, the gripes will be focused on upper management's spending habits. Since taking over the Indians, owners Paul and Larry ...

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