Wife Of Red Sox Owner John Henry Gains Small Stake In Club
Linda Pizzuti Henry, the wife of Red Sox Owner John Henry, now "owns a piece" of the team, according to Michael Silverman of the BOSTON HERALD. In a transaction made late last summer, Pizzuti Henry "acquired a portion of the shares held by former Fenway Sports Group limited partner Arthur Nicholas." Pizzuti Henry becomes the "first woman to own at least a share" of the Red Sox since the death of former team Owner Jean Yawkey in '92. Red Sox President & CEO Sam Kennedy classified Pizzuti Henry's portion shares as a “small interest.” Including John Henry and Red Sox Chair Tom Werner, there are 19 investors "in all." John Henry "holds the largest share," estimated at 40%. Considering Pizzuti Henry became an owner "nearly half a year ago, without any notice or fanfare from the company, her active role with the ballclub is not expected to change after gaining a seat at the owners’ table" (BOSTON HERALD, 2/13).