September 30, 1992 |
Angel owner Jackie Autry and other representatives of baseball's executive council will be in San Francisco today to hear the group attempting to keep the Giants in the Bay Area. "We need to get the process moving," Autry said Tuesday night. "We need to find out if San Francisco is serious. The people in Tampa need an answer." Bill White, National League president; Fred Kuhlmann of the St.
January 30, 1986
The San Francisco Giants will play the 1986 season at Candlestick Park, despite owner Bob Lurie's vow last year that the team would never take the field there again because of the wind and cold that plague the park. In a statement last October, Lurie said that nothing could make him keep his team at Candlestick for another season. "Two things have occurred which have caused me to change my mind," Lurie said Wednesday in a written statement.
February 15, 1990 |
The Santa Clara City Council has decided to wait until November, rather than June, to test voter opinion on whether the city should become the new home of baseball's San Francisco Giants. Council members voted 5 to 2 against a June ballot issue on whether to go ahead with plans for a new baseball stadium. The Giants and Santa Clara Mayor Everett Souza wanted a June vote, but those who favor November said the extra time is needed so specific plans can be developed.
July 25, 1989 |
Giants owner Bob Lurie has ended seven years of doubt over the team's future in San Francisco by pledging to stay in the city and play in a proposed baseball-only downtown stadium, it was reported today. The San Francisco Chronicle, citing unnamed sources, reported that the Giants would call a press conference for 2 p.m. Wednesday to announce the decision.
January 13, 1993 |
Jackie Autry of the Angels was one of eight major league executives appointed Tuesday to a search committee that will recommend a candidate to become baseball's next commissioner. Bud Selig, chairman of the executive council, said it is possible that a commissioner will be selected by the time the season opens in early April, although it is not certain yet what form the commissioner's office will take.
January 17, 1990 |
Bob Lurie, owner of the San Francisco Giants, told a packed meeting of the City Council his team wants to move to Santa Clara. "I am here to tell you directly, formally and publicly that the Giants would like to move to Santa Clara," Lurie said Tuesday night. Many in the audience wore Giants colors and displayed placards in favor of moving the National League champions to Santa Clara, about 30 miles south of San Francisco.
October 13, 1992 |
A group of local bidders, headed by Peter Magowan, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Safeway Stores, Monday submitted a $95-million offer to purchase the San Francisco Giants and keep the team in San Francisco. "It is a firm, credible offer from a strong local group of investors, made up almost entirely of local people," Magowan said. It also is $20 million less than the offer owner Bob Lurie accepted from Tampa Bay in August. "The $95 million is our offer," Magowan said.