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Sports Business Awards: Cubs' Tom Ricketts Wins Sports Executive Of The Year

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 25 / 17

The Cubs won two awards last night at the Sports Business Awards, but the way team Chair Tom Ricketts sees it, they have another 4 million or so to go before everyone who deserves one for the team’s remarkable '16 gets one. Ricketts won Sports Executive of the Year to close out the event,...

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