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Stuart Sternberg

Stuart L. Sternberg (born 1959 in Brooklyn, New York) is a Wall Street investor. He is the principal shareholder of the ownership group that owns the ... More »Stuart L. Sternberg (born 1959 in Brooklyn, New York) is a Wall Street investor. He is the principal shareholder of the ownership group that owns the Tampa Bay Rays, and has acted as the team's Managing General Partner since November 2005. Sternberg was also the original owner of the now-defunct Florida Tuskers of the United Football League. He sold the team back to the league after one season. The youngest of three children, Sternberg was born and raised in the Canarsie neighborhood of New York's Brooklyn borough to Jewish parents. Sternberg's passion for baseball developed as a child while playing the game in the streets and playgrounds of his neighborhood. One of Sternberg's most cherished memories is of watching Sandy Koufax pitch while attending his first Major League game, with his father, at Shea Stadium in 1965. Sternberg has played in various organized baseball leagues over his lifetime and has coached his two sons' Little League teams for five years. Sternberg made a fortune... [ Wikipedia ]

Rays owner Stuart Sternberg levelheaded amid Rays' high expectations

While Maddon has said the Rays need to start focusing on playing deeper into the postseason, principal owner Stuart Sternberg stuck with his usual mantra as he arrived at Spring Training on Tuesday: He just wants the Rays to play important games in September. The Rays' top executive ...

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MLB set to approve expanded instant replay in 2014

" "Baseball needs a resolution to this problem," Selig said with Stuart Sternberg, principal owner of the Rays, in the room listening. "I find it a very, very troubling situation. We were optimistic this was moving in a very positive direction. Unfortunately, it's stalled. " Selig said ...

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Evan Longoria agrees to $100M contract with Tampa Bay Rays

"It's a very exciting day for us," Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg said. "For Evan to have the confidence in us, and I know the confidence that we have in him, to re-up so to speak for the long haul. This is just an enormous commitment for us. " Longoria said a no-trade provision ...

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Lobaton's walk-off blast an historic one for Rays

PETERSBURG -- Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg took a few minutes during batting practice to talk about Jose Lobaton's walk-off homer Monday night and the attendance for Tuesday night's Game 4 at Tropicana Field. Sternberg called Lobaton's walk-off homer against Red Sox ...

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Rays owner: A-Rod shouldn’t play while waiting for case to be heard

At the MLB owners’ meetings yesterday, Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg backed his franchise player and voiced his own frustrations about the system. “I haven’t really thought about it. But I’ll stand behind anything Evan has to say,” Sternberg told The Post. “He’s looking ...

With Grant Balfour at end, Tampa Bay Rays have deep bullpen

" Maddon also acknowledged the importance of having that kind of depth at the back end of the bullpen, and principal owner Stuart Sternberg touched on why the Rays made that such a priority this offseason. "If something keeps me up, it's the injuries and the bullpen. Injuries are ...

Eye On Baseball CBSSports.com Selig says 'baseball needs a resolution' to Rays' ballpark problem

" Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg hoped to have a deal with the city in place by the All-Star break allowing them to start looking into building a new facility elsewhere in the area. St. Petersburg officials are threatening lawsuits against any neighboring cities that even discuss ...

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Moore weighs in on Braun's suspension

" BOSTON -- Stuart Sternberg, the Rays' principal owner, took a moment on Tuesday to address Commissioner Bud Selig's comments last week on the team's stadium and attendance issues at Tropicana Field. "Bud was very pointed. I believe he's spoken in years past about the disappointment and ...

Rays shave heads for Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Sixty-five Rays players, coaches and staff, including manager Joe Maddon and principal owner Stuart Sternberg, convened on the deck above right field to have their heads shaved to pay tribute to children fighting cancer. Friday's exercise was the second consecutive year the Rays have ...

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MLB releases statement following Sternberg's criticism

(US Presswire) Rays owner Stuart Sternberg had some harsh words for Major League Baseball on Thursday, telling The Tampa Bay Times the league "no longer believes in the Tampa Bay area. " MLB issued a statement regarding Sternberg's comments this evening, which was passed along by ...

Who has most to gain from Rays' stadium showdown?

Stuart Sternberg, Rays' Owner: It’s no surprise that no matter which way this situation goes, Sternberg will run laughing all the way to the bank. Like it or not, professional sports are a commodity and, like any commodity, scarcity drives up the stakes and the asking price. ...

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SURPISE, SURPRISE: Stuart Sternberg had to admit it. The Tampa Bay owner was surprised when catcher Jose Lobaton hit a game-winning solo homer off Boston closer Koji Uehara with two outs in the ninth inning of the Rays' 5-4, Game 3 victory Monday night in the AL division series. Uehara ...

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MLB commissioner Bud Selig says A-Rod’s 211-game suspension is “eminently fair”

... to intervene in this process, go down there and find out frankly what the hell is going on.” Though that has a vaguely threatening overtone, it sounds as though it would just be a case of a Selig appointee aiding Rays owner Stuart Sternberg in working with area politicians to work on a solution...

Richard Justice: Tampa Bay Rays see hope in their desire for a new ballpark

Rays owner Stuart Sternberg (left) talks with St. Petersburg mayor Bill Foster on Opening Day at Tropicana Field in April. (AP) For the past six seasons, the Rays arguably have been the best-run franchise in all of baseball. If your measuring stick is efficiency and performance and ...

FRIDAY FIVE: Best owners

4.Stuart Sternberg, Tampa Bay. Can you imagine how revered this Goldman Sachs alumnus would be if he ran a team in a real baseball community? Alas, Sternberg took on an immense challenge when he purchased the Rays in 2002, the primary dilemma – how to make baseball work in Tampa ...

Commissioner Bud Selig supports Rays' effort to land new stadium

Selig told the media before Game 2 of the World Series between the Tigers and Giants on Thursday that he planned to speak with Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg for an update on the stadium situation, and that he and Sternberg would make a judgment call soon on whether Major ...

Recent errors not characteristic of Rays

Tampa Bay principal owner Stuart Sternberg is not one of those people. The team's managing general partner since 2005 spoke before Wednesday's series finale against the Blue Jays, reaffirming his confidence in the players and coaches. "I like our position where we are right now, the ...

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Rays owner opens wallet to keep team competitive

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Four trips to the playoffs in six seasons hasn't changed Stuart Sternberg's expectations for the Tampa Bay Rays. The goal entering spring training each year may be to play deep into October, however the club's principal owner rejects the notion that anything short ...

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