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Fred Wilpon

Fred Wilpon (Executive.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Nov. 22, 1936.) A graduate of the University of Michigan, Fred Wilpon entered the real estate field as vice president of Hanover Equities in 1959 and a decade later moved to Peter Sharp & Co. Since 1971, he has been chairman of Sterling Equities and owner of extensive real […]

Joan Payson

Joan Payson (Baseball.  Born, New York, NY, Feb. 5, 1903; died, New York, NY, Oct. 4, 1975.)  A lifelong fan of baseball and horse racing, Mrs. Charles Shipman Payson could afford to indulge her interest.  Mrs. Payson was born Joan Whitney, an heiress to a sizable fortune.  She owned a share of the New York […]

M. Donald Grant

M. Donald Grant (Baseball.  Born, Montreal, P.Q., May 1, 1904; died, Hobe Sound, FL, Nov. 28, 1998.)  An investment advisor to the Whitneys and the Paysons, among others, Michael Donald Grant also represented John W. Payson’s baseball interests for decades.  Grant served on the board of the National Exhibition Co., owners of the Giants when […]

Lorinda DeRoulet

Lorinda DeRoulet (Baseball.  Born, New York, NY, May 8, 1930.)  When Mrs. Joan Whitney Payson died at the end of the 1975 baseball season, her family was inclined to sell the Mets, a team she had founded.  Only a daughter, Mrs. Vincent deRoulet, known to friends as Linda, sought to keep the team.  The fourth of […]

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