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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] Since the purchase, Dolan has turned a perennial contender into a team that his son, Paul, suggests might compete once every five years due to the economics of baseball in Cleveland.

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. ^ Cleveland sports HOF class of 2014 - Cleveland Sports Hall.com

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Saint Ignatius HOF 2012 - Larry Dolan

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Captain's Day Copplehouse 13/10/2013.

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674 news items

cleveland.com

cleveland.com
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:33:04 -0700

Larry Dolan told the newspaper at the time. "People associate the Dolan name with negativity ... even though I don't hit or bunt or throw. I am not uncomfortable in my own skin, but I have got to believe that some people will see the Dolan name and say ...

NBCSports.com

NBCSports.com
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:52:21 -0700

Under owner Jimmy Haslam, the Browns have become very active when it comes to making trades. And since they nearly traded in 2014 for a head coach, why not trade the entire franchise? Via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, a Browns ...

News & Observer

News & Observer
Sat, 14 Mar 2015 17:27:39 -0700

Rosen was a member on the Indians' 1948 title team, the last Cleveland squad to win the World Series. "We lost a cherished member of the Indians family," said former Indians owner Larry Dolan. "Watching Al play was a true joy and something Indians fans ...

Connecticut Jewish Ledger

Connecticut Jewish Ledger
Sun, 15 Mar 2015 16:15:00 -0700

“We lost a cherished member of the Indians family last night,” said Larry Dolan, the father of Indians owner Paul Dolan, in a statement from the team. “Watching Al play was a true joy and something Indians fans of our generation still cherish.” The ...

Jewish Exponent

Jewish Exponent
Sun, 15 Mar 2015 16:15:00 -0700

“We lost a cherished member of the Indians family last night,” said Larry Dolan, the father of Indians owner Paul Dolan, in a statement from the team. “Watching Al play was a true joy and something Indians fans of our generation still cherish.” The ...
 
The Morning Journal
Sat, 14 Mar 2015 18:18:45 -0700

FILE - In this March 4, 1956, file photo, Cleveland Indians' infielder Al Rosen poses for a portrait. Rosen, the muscular third baseman who won the 1953 AL MVP and played on the last Indians team to win the World Series, has died. He was 91. The ...

Factory Of Sadness

Factory Of Sadness
Wed, 31 Dec 2014 17:46:13 -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 ...
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