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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.

Biography[edit]

Education[edit]

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)

References[edit]

  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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Factory Of Sadness

Factory Of Sadness
Wed, 31 Dec 2014 17:41:15 -0800

Larry Dolan owns the Cleveland Indians but he isn't the most liked guy in town. Whether it is a belief that he should spend more money in free agency, that he hires or fires the wrong coaches or that he hasn't done enough to update The Jake, sorry ...
 
Akron Beacon Journal
Sun, 12 Oct 2014 19:37:04 -0700

CLEVELAND: Cleveland Indians owner Lawrence “Larry” J. Dolan will be honored with the St. Thomas More Award by the Catholic Lawyers Guild of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland on Friday. The St. Thomas More Award is given out annually to an attorney ...

cleveland.com

cleveland.com
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 ...
 
News-Herald.com
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 06:58:48 -0800

Dolan, an attorney and son of Cleveland Indians owner Larry Dolan, served in the Ohio House of Representatives from 2005 until he resigned in January 2010 to run later that year for Cuyahoga County executive, a bid that he lost to Democrat Ed FitzGerald.

Rust Wire

Rust Wire
Tue, 07 May 2013 05:33:30 -0700

This is Larry Dolan. Dolan owns the Cleveland Indians. He's the guy who makes money from selling t-shirts with grotesque, offensive characterizations of native Americans on them, at least he's the main one. I hate the Cleveland Indian's logo. I have ...

cleveland.com

cleveland.com
Tue, 03 Feb 2015 10:02:38 -0800

He told The Plain Dealer for a 2010 profile that the results showed that being the son of Larry Dolan wasn't likely to scare voters away. His father wasn't so sure. "I suspect, on balance, my position is hurting him," Larry Dolan told the newspaper at ...
 
Hattiesburg American
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:20:09 -0700

For 14 seasons, Larry Dolan knew year-in and year-out what sort of team he was going to have as head coach at Forrest County AHS. But now, he's flying blind after leaving Brooklyn to take on the job as coach at Columbia Academy. "When I've been ...

Rust Wire

Rust Wire
Tue, 14 May 2013 07:28:18 -0700

Rust Wire put out a call for entries last week, calling for treating Cleveland Indians owner Larry Dolan with the same respect he treats native Americans — namely developing a mocking and offense caricature of the old money lawyer. We are really ...
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