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Volume 21 No. 22
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Largest team sales

Just a month before our launch, MLB owners approved the sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers to Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Group for about $311 million, the most ever paid for a professional sports franchise. Since then, about three dozen major league teams have commanded a higher sales price. And that doesn’t include the pending $2.3 billion sale of the Brooklyn Nets to Alibaba co-founder Joseph Tsai. Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov announced last month that he is selling 49 percent of the team to the Taiwanese billionaire, along with the option to assume majority control by the end of 2021.