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Frank Cashen

Frank Cashen  (Baseball.  Born, Baltimore, Md., Sept. 13, 1925.)  There is little doubt that J. Frank Cashen was the principal architect of the Mets championship team of 1986.  Having previously served the Orioles in his native Baltimore, Cashen was working in the office of Commissioner Bowie Kuhn when the Mets were sold by the Payson […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nelson Doubleday

Nelson Doubleday (Executive.  Born, New York, NY, July 20, 1933.)  Scion of the famous New York publishing house (since sold to Germany’s Bertelsmann A.G.), Nelson Doubleday, Jr., graduated Princeton in 1954, served nearly five years in the U.S. Air Force and joined the family business in 1959. He became vice president of Doubleday & Co. […]

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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