SD owner Peter Seidler, who invested heavily in winning the championship, passes away at the age of 63

November 15, 2023 0 Comments

San Diego Padres owner Peter Seidler has passed away.

Mlbcom, the official major league media, said on the 15th (Korean time), “The San Diego team announced today that owner Peter Seidler passed away. “He was 63 years old.”

“I was truly saddened to hear of Peter’s passing,” MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement. Peter grew up in a baseball family and loved baseball his entire life. He ran the San Diego team passionately and worked hard to ensure that San Diego fans were always proud. Peter helped San Diego address issues in the local community, particularly supporting the homeless. He passionately used San Diego and the Major League Baseball to help people help each other. “On behalf of the Major League Baseball, I pray for the soul of the deceased,” he said, consoling Seidler on the death of the owner.

Mlbcom said, “Owner Seidler recovered his health after receiving treatment twice for non-Hodgkin lymphoma. “In September, he said in a statement that he had undergone a medical procedure and was optimistic about his recovery,” he said, explaining that Seidler’s health had been poor.

Seidler’s investment group acquired San Diego from John Moores in 2012. Initially, he took on a behind-the-scenes support role while partner Ron Fowler was chairman, but he has taken on the role of San Diego chairman since November 2020.

Seidler, the owner of the team, is the grandson of Walter O’Malley, the former owner of the Dodgers, and the nephew of Peter O’Malley, who followed in his father’s footsteps and became the owner of the Dodgers. He ran Seidler Equity Partners, a private equity firm with over $5 billion (approximately 6.565 trillion won) in assets under management. 사설토토

Darvish, who signed a six-year, $108 million (approximately 141.8 billion won) contract with San Diego last February, said on his social media, “I am truly heartbroken to hear the news that Peter Seidler passed away. I’m sure everyone will agree when I say, ‘Peter Seidler is a really cool guy.’ He was a teacher of life and taught me countless lessons. “I hope his beautiful soul rests in peace.”

Owner Seidler did not spare any active investments to help San Diego win the championship. Not only did Darvish receive a large contract renewal, but he also signed large contracts with Manny Machado (11 years, $350 million), Fernando Tatis Jr. (14 years, $340 million), and Xander Bogaerts (11 years, $280 million). They ran for the championship, signing Juan Soto through a large trade. They did not shy away from new challenges, such as signing Kim Ha-seong, who had attempted to play in the major leagues in the KBO League, on a four-year contract worth $28 million (approximately 36.8 billion won).

However, San Diego unfortunately failed to achieve its dream of winning the World Series. Last year, they advanced to the National League Championship Series, but lost 1-4 to Philadelphia, and this year they recorded 82-80 and failed to advance to the postseason.

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