Grand Slam Networkers: MLB owners and their connections

As you stockpile relationship capital it’s important that you don’t paint contacts into over-defined corners. Rarely are we only one “thing.” Most everyone has outside interests and long job histories, many of which extend into different industries. Take, for one timely example, baseball owners. With baseball season upon us, we dove into the networks of these (in many cases moonlighting) sportsmen; their breadth of reach was impressive. A peek at their board positions and charitable interests shows that not one of them is just a “baseball guy.”

Arturo Moreno, LA Angels of Anaheim
David Glass, Kansas City Royals
David Montgomery, Philadelphia Phillies
Fred Wilpon, New York Mets
Hal Steinbrenner, New York Yankees
Jeffrey Loria, Miami Marlins
Jerry Reinsdorf, Chicago White Sox
Jim Crane, Houston Astros
Jim Pohlad, Minnesota Twins
John W. Henry, Boston Red Sox

Ken Kendrick, Arizona Diamondbacks
Larry Baer, San Francisco Giants 
Larry Dolan, Cleveland Indians
Ted Lerner (Lerner Enterprises), Washington Nationals 
Lewis Wolff, Oakland Athletics
John C. Malone (Liberty Media), Atlanta Braves
Mark Attanasio, Milwaukee Brewers
Mark Walter, LA Dodgers
Mike Ilitch, Detroit Tigers
Howard Lincoln (Nintendo), Seattle Mariners
Peter Angelos, Baltimore Orioles
Ray Davis, Texas Rangers
Richard Monfort, Colorado Rockies
Robert Castellini, Cincinnati Reds
Robert Nutting, Pittsburgh Pirates
J. Guy Laurence (Rogers Communications), Toronto Blue Jays 
Ron Fowler, San Diego Padres
Stuart Sternberg, Tampa Bay Rays
Thomas S. Ricketts, Chicago Cubs
William DeWitt, Jr., St. Louis Cardinals

RelSci Relationships


RelSci has profiled more than three million influential decision makers. The numbers below show the amount of people these owners know within that curated group.

Extended Network 


These are second degree connections: The people these owners’ friends, family, colleagues and peers know. 

Board Memberships


Includes prior and current board memberships.

Corporate Boards by industry

Nonprofit boards  by industry

Charitable donations by cause (count)

Relsci has profiled more than three million influential decision makers and the organizations with which they are involved. The platform assesses the likelihood of a relationship between these influencers through proprietary algorithms that take into account qualitative and quantitative factors such as employment history, title, nonprofit involvement, organization size, industry, etc. We then used these mapped connections to determine the relationships and involvement of these owners.

About RelSci
RelSci is a technology solutions company that helps create competitive advantage for organizations through a crucial yet vastly underutilized asset: relationship capital with influential decision makers. 

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