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SBD/Issue 51/Sports Industrialists
Names In The News
Published November 23, 2009
Former Sharks President ART SAVAGE died Saturday at the age of 58. Savage "had been battling lung cancer, though the cause of death was not known." Sharks President & CEO GREG JAMISON: "It was Art's progressive thinking that helped bring the Sharks and major league sports to San Jose" (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 11/22). Savage, who owned the Triple-A PCL Sacramento River Cats and Raley Field, was "cancer-free by the start of the season in 2008." His son, Jeff Savage, said, "He had a clean bill of health. We were all very optimistic, so as you can imagine, this came as kind of a shock." River Cats President, COO & GM ALAN LEDFORD said, "He had a great vision and passion and level of perseverance unlike anybody I've worked for before" (SACRAMENTO BEE, 11/22).
Wise To Serve On
BOOK REVIEW: In N.Y., Sam Tanenhaus reviewed ANDRE AGASSI's autobiography "OPEN," and wrote it is "one of the most passionately anti-sports books ever written by a superstar athlete." Self-knowledge "irradiates almost every page of 'Open,' thanks in great part to Agassi's inspired choice of collaborator," J.R. MOEHRINGER. The result is "not just a first-rate sports memoir but a genuine bildungsroman, darkly funny yet also anguished and soulful" (N.Y. TIMES BOOK REVIEW, 11/22 issue).
Chapman Fires Agent, Signs With
Randy And Alan Hendricks