Boston Fans Source & Resource for Baseball History

Celebrating 150 Consecutive Seasons of Professional Baseball in Boston!

Boston Fans Source & Resource for Baseball History

Celebrating 150 Consecutive Seasons of Professional Baseball in Boston!

This Day In History: 2000-01-16

January 16, 2002: MLB approves the sale of the Boston Red Sox by the JRY Trust to a group headed by John Henry, Tom Werner and Larry Lucchino; the vote is 29-0, with the New York Yankees abstaining, and John Henry is instructed to sell his controlling interest in the Florida Marlins and his 1% ownership interest in the New York Yankees.

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