Jeffrey H. Loria is an art dealer and the owner of the Florida Marlins of the National League, and the former owner of the Montreal Expos of the National League. The Florida Marlins are a professional baseball team based in Miami Gardens Florida. The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League ( NL) is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball Franchise history Creation of the franchise In 1960 Montreal lost its International League team the Montreal Royals (an affiliate of
A 1957 graduate of New York City's Stuyvesant High School, 1962 graduate of Yale University, and 1968 graduate of Columbia Business School, Loria spent many years as an art dealer, first for Sears and then for his own firm. The City of New York Stuyvesant High School ( IPA: /ˈstаɪvɛsənt/ commonly referred to as Stuy ( IPA: /ˈstаɪ/ is a New York City Public high school History Alonzo Barton Hepburn, then president of Chase Manhattan Bank, founded the School in 1916 with 11 full-time faculty members Sears Holdings Corporation ( is the sixth largest retailer in the United States, behind Wal-Mart, The Home Depot, Costco, Target He also authored two books: 1965's Collecting Original Art and 1969's What's It All About, Charlie Brown? (co-written with Pat K. Lynch). Loria was an All City 2nd Baseman for Stuyvesant in his senior year.
His first baseball venture came in 1989, when he purchased the minor league Oklahoma City 89ers. During the 1990s he attempted to purchase several Major League teams, notably the Baltimore Orioles. The Baltimore Orioles are a professional baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. Finally, in 1999, he bought a 35 percent interest in the Expos for $50 million, replacing managing partner Claude Brochu. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) After executing a series of controversial "cash calls" Loria became the team's majority partner at 94%. Loria was instrumental in the firing of manager Felipe Alou, but chose to be unavailable during the news conference. Felipe Rojas Alou (born May 12 1935 in Bajos de Haina, Dominican Republic) is a former Outfielder and First baseman in
One of Loria's first acts was to reiterate demands for a new park for the Expos to replace Olympic Stadium, of which he bluntly said, "We cannot stay here. The Olympic Stadium (Stade olympique is a Multi-purpose stadium in Montreal, Quebec, Canada built as the main venue for the 1976 " He lost a considerable amount of goodwill with Expos fans when the team was not able to reach an agreement for television and English-speaking radio coverage during the 2000 season, as the Expos tried to increase their revenue from broadcast rights. Champions Major League Baseball Regular Season Champions Other champions Caribbean World Series: Both the municipal and provincial governments balked at public financing for the proposed Labatt Park, in part because Olympic Stadium still hadn't been paid for 25 years after being built (and wouldn't be paid for, as it turned out, until 2006). Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
In 2002, as part of an orchestrated move with Bud Selig and John W. Henry (owner of the Florida Marlins at the time), Loria sold the Expos to "Expos Baseball, LP," a partnership of the other 29 major league clubs, for $120 million. Allan Huber "Bud" Selig Jr (born July 30, 1934 in Milwaukee Wisconsin) is the Commissioner of Major League Baseball and has Early life Henry's parents were farmers and he split his time growing up between Illinois and Arkansas. The Florida Marlins are a professional baseball team based in Miami Gardens Florida. Henry then sold the Marlins to Loria for $158. 5 million, including a $38. 5 million no-interest loan from MLB. The deal was approved by the other owners before Loria and Henry even signed a contract.  Loria moved the Expos' entire front office and on-field staff to Florida. MLB's plans to contract the Expos and Minnesota Twins failed, though, as the Twins were compelled through legal action to fulfill the terms of their lease at the Metrodome. The Minnesota Twins are a professional baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Loria's partners in the Expos ownership consortium filed a RICO lawsuit against Loria and Major League Baseball, but it eventually went to arbitration and was settled out of court for an undisclosed sum. The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (commonly referred to as RICO Act or RICO) is a United States federal law that provides for extended  The Expos were ultimately transferred to Washington, D.C. as the Nationals. Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D The Washington Nationals is an American professional baseball team based in Washington D
Loria's first move as owner of the Marlins was to fire 60 employees, replacing them mostly with former Expos staff. Marlins team president David Samson, Loria's step son, mentioned during the 2005 offseason that the Marlins were exploring attempts to relocate. The Florida Marlins are a professional baseball team based in Miami Gardens Florida.
In 2006, Loria was a central figure in the firing of the Florida Marlins Manager Joe Girardi. The Florida Marlins are a professional baseball team based in Miami Gardens Florida. Joseph Elliot Girardi (born October 14, 1964 in Peoria Illinois) is the manager of the New York Yankees, and a former Major He originally fired Girardi after Girardi asked him to stop alienating the umpires from his front row seat next to the Marlins' dugout, but was talked out of doing so until the end of the season. As with the Felipe Alou firing four years before, he chose to be unavailable during the news conference or the actual firing. Girardi, despite the loss of his job won the 2006 National League Manager of the Year. The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League ( NL) is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball For manager award presented by The Sporting News see The Sporting News Manager of the Year Award, and for English Football manager awards see FA Premier League Manager
In March 2007 Yale University announced that Loria had made a major gift to fund the construction of a new building for the History of Art department, adjacent to the Art + Architecture Building.