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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Jerry Reinsdorf, who has always preferred baseball, is entering the Basketball Hall of Fame

Jerry Reinsdorf will be enshrined into the Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday. At first glance, his résumé looks unassailable. Reinsdorf won six titles as the owner of the Chicago Bulls, and became the third owner ever to win a championship in two of the four major American sports when the White Sox won the World Series in 2005.

Yet with his induction into the Hall of Fame, Reinsdorf has achieved his most striking accomplishment yet: reaching basketball’s highest honor despite being far more passionate about a different sport. He’s even pictured holding the World Series trophy in the Hall of Fame’s promotional package.

Reinsdorf purchased the White Sox in 1981 shortly after cashing out on his real estate investment company. He bought the Bulls four years later for only $16 million, and his timing couldn’t have been better. The Bulls drafted a rookie guard named Michael Jordan the year before, and the rest is history.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 10, 2016 at 12:24 AM | 0 comment(s)
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