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December 7, 1991
Seattle Mariner owner Jeff Smulyan said that the team was for sale for $100 million. He said the Mariners would be offered to local buyers first, which is required by its lease with the Kingdome. Smulyan has been ordered by Security Pacific Bank to repay a loan of nearly $40 million or find a buyer for the team. Officials in St. Petersburg, Fla., who failed to gain a National League expansion franchise have said they are set to lure the Mariners to Florida to play in the Florida Suncoast Dome.
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February 5, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Commissioner Fay Vincent said Tuesday there was still a chance, though remote, that the Seattle Mariners would be sold to a Japanese-led group. Hiroshi Yamauchi, president of Nintendo Co. Ltd., has proposed to finance a group that would purchase the Mariners from Jeff Smulyan, the Indianapolis broadcasting executive who is trying to sell the club for $100 million.
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August 23, 1989
The Seattle Mariners were sold Tuesday to two Indianapolis businessmen who promised the city that they would not move the team to Indiana. New owners Jeff Smulyan and Michael Browning bought the American League team from George Argyros, who announced the transaction at a Seattle news conference. No sale price was announced, but it was believed to be $76 million. The value of the club was appraised at $76.1 million in June. The sale will have to be approved at the next owners' meeting, Sept.
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January 25, 1992 | ROSS NEWHAN
There is more at stake than protectionism and Japan-bashing as baseball weighs the possible sale of the Seattle Mariners to a group headed by the president of Nintendo Co. of Japan. After Commissioner Fay Vincent reaffirmed Thursday that major league ownership is restricted to North Americans, the major league ownership committee met by phone Friday and announced through the commissioner's office that the situation rests with Mariner owner Jeff Smulyan. Has the policy changed?
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February 5, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Commissioner Fay Vincent said Tuesday there was still a chance, though remote, that the Seattle Mariners would be sold to a Japanese-led group. Hiroshi Yamauchi, president of Nintendo Co. Ltd., has proposed to finance a group that would purchase the Mariners from Jeff Smulyan, the Indianapolis broadcasting executive who is trying to sell the club for $100 million.
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January 25, 1992 | ROSS NEWHAN
There is more at stake than protectionism and Japan-bashing as baseball weighs the possible sale of the Seattle Mariners to a group headed by the president of Nintendo Co. of Japan. After Commissioner Fay Vincent reaffirmed Thursday that major league ownership is restricted to North Americans, the major league ownership committee met by phone Friday and announced through the commissioner's office that the situation rests with Mariner owner Jeff Smulyan. Has the policy changed?
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August 20, 1989
Owner George Argyros said Saturday that he has had serious discussions about selling the Seattle Mariners to a group of Indianapolis businessmen but that even if the deal should go through, the team would remain in Seattle. He said the group is headed by Jeff Smulyan, owner of Emmis Broadcasting Corp., and includes Indianapolis real estate developer Michael Browning.
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September 11, 1991 | Associated Press
The King County Council approved spending $200,000 to help buy 200,000 tickets for the cash-strapped Seattle Mariners' remaining 13 home games. The action was aimed at preventing financially distressed Mariner owner Jeff Smulyan from invoking an attendance-linked escape clause in his Kingdome lease. The ticket-buyout plan is expected to cost about $600,000, with the additional $400,000 coming from businesses.
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December 7, 1991
Seattle Mariner owner Jeff Smulyan said that the team was for sale for $100 million. He said the Mariners would be offered to local buyers first, which is required by its lease with the Kingdome. Smulyan has been ordered by Security Pacific Bank to repay a loan of nearly $40 million or find a buyer for the team. Officials in St. Petersburg, Fla., who failed to gain a National League expansion franchise have said they are set to lure the Mariners to Florida to play in the Florida Suncoast Dome.
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August 23, 1989
The Seattle Mariners were sold Tuesday to two Indianapolis businessmen who promised the city that they would not move the team to Indiana. New owners Jeff Smulyan and Michael Browning bought the American League team from George Argyros, who announced the transaction at a Seattle news conference. No sale price was announced, but it was believed to be $76 million. The value of the club was appraised at $76.1 million in June. The sale will have to be approved at the next owners' meeting, Sept.
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