This Day In History: 2000-02-05

February 5, 1933: Thomas A. Yawkey, 30 year-old heir to the Yawkey timber fortune, purchases the Boston Red Sox from John Quinn for $1.5 million; Tom Yawkey, his widow Jean, and ultimately the Yawkey Foundation will control the team for almost 70 years before the team is acquired by a group led by John Henry and Tom Werner in December, 2001.

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