A new kind of baseball owner

John Henry grew up listening to Harry Caray and playing table-top baseball. You can also call him a stathead.

Originally Published: August 15, 2002
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

The nature of markets is to trend. The nature of life is to trend. -- John Henry, quoted in The New York Times, 7/26/2002

When John Henry was 25 years old, he took over the family farm. That was nearly 30 years ago, and since then he's become quite wealthy, having established a hugely successful investment fund group. So wealthy, in fact, that he's owned a small piece of the New York Yankees, a very large piece of the Florida Marlins, and now a very large piece of the Boston Red Sox.

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