50 Most Influential: No. 27 — Larry Baer
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTSCHANGE FROM 2013: NOT RANKED
Overseeing the closest thing baseball currently has to a dynasty, Baer now boasts three World Series rings and leads an organization that is an innovator in nearly every facet of fan experience, from ticketing to social media. In addition to moving the Giants into business ventures far beyond baseball, Baer is a key figure in Silicon Valley circles and the Bay Area’s bid to land the 2024 Summer Olympics.
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