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Written by Maury Brown   
Sunday, 22 July 2007 06:29
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The Biz of Basebal - ExclusiveOne of the lesser known aspects of Major League Baseball is how it delves into the world of political lobbying.

Let’s face it, MLB is one lucky industry. Somehow, over the years, it has been able to retain its status as not being considered interstate commerce, and therefore, exempt from anti-trust laws. Lobbying has been one of the main reasons for keeping the much-guarded status.

You have to ask yourself how an industry that crisscrosses the US, has national and international television agreements, centralized revenues that come by way of global mechanizing agreements, and more, is somehow different than the NFL or NBA? How does baseball somehow get some type of free pass which allows for the much-guarded anti-trust exemption? (for more details on MLB's anti-trust exemption read Federal Club v National League, Toolson v New York Yankees, Gardella v. ChandlerFlood v. Kuhn, Curt Flood Act of 1997)

The truth lies in great part to how MLB negotiates the corridors of power on Capitol Hill.

Political Action Committees (PACs) have been around since 1944. The term PAC represents a political committee organized for the purpose of raising and spending money to elect and defeat candidates. Most PACs represent business, labor or ideological interests. PACs can give $5,000 to a candidate committee per election (primary, general or special). They can also give up to $15,000 annually to any national party committee, and $5,000 annually to any other PAC. PACs may receive up to $5,000 from any one individual, PAC or party committee per calendar year. A PAC must register with the FEC within 10 days of its formation, providing name and address for the PAC, its treasurer and any connected organizations. Affiliated PACs are treated as one donor for the purpose of contribution limits.

With MLB always cognizant of their anti-trust status, along with hot-button issues such as performance-enhancing drug use in the sport, and how baseball has approached broadcast packages such as MLB Extra Innings, and the upcoming MLB Network in 2009, lobbying has become a key focal point for baseball.

Officially given the longwinded titled of Office of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball Political Action Committee, or the acronym MLBPAC, the Washington, DC based wing of MLB has funneled large amounts of contributions to lobby those in Congress.

The money comes almost exclusively from the MLB ownership brethren, or in some cases, owners wives, into MLBPAC, which then flows into the coffers of political parties and their members on both the Democratic and Republican sides of the aisle – nearly evenly.

On top of this, there are contributions from the MLBPA and Minor League baseball – all affiliated with MLB.

In an article entitled MLB and Lobbying: A Perennial Favorite by Erik Porse, an adjunct professor with George Mason’s Public and International Affairs Department that was published in SABR’s Business of Baseball committee newsletter in the Fall of 2006, the amount of money that flows into MLB’s lobbying effort was hammered home (read the newsletter here in PDF):

In the 1999-2000 election cycle, Holly Bailey at the Center for Responsive Politics estimated that MLB teams and owners contributed $3.9 million in soft money and campaign contributions to candidates, including over $75,000 to President Bush.13 I estimate this number to be slightly higher, with over $4.2 million contributed by owners and executives affiliated with MLB offices and teams. Both of these estimates, however, do not include contributions from corporate owners such as The Walt Disney Co. or AOL Time Warner. Additionally they do not include contributions from minor league interests or the MLB Players Association.

13 - Major League Donors:  A Look at Contributions from Major League Baseball Teams and Owners - Holly Bailey

While the total break down of all MLB related monies (MLBPAC, owners, relationships to the owners, Commissioner Selig, etc.) is not within the following, a ook directly at MLBPAC and some noteworthy contributions by some of the owners and players in MLB will be outlined.

Below are the totals of contributions flowing in and out of MLBPAC

Total Receipts

$330,175

Total Spent

$331,438

Begin Cash on Hand

$17,285

End Cash on Hand

$16,022

Debts

$0

Date of last report

December 31, 2006

Contributions from this PAC to federal candidates   
(49% to Democrats, 46% to Republicans)
$177,938
Contributions to this PAC from individual donors of $200 or more $322,44

Official PAC Name:
OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE
Location: WASHINGTON DC, 20036
IFEC Committee ID: C00368142

Source: The Center For Responsive Politics

On top of the above figures, here are a handful of notable independent contributions by those in MLB.

Select the link for each of the donors to see details on The Center For Responsive Politics' website.

  • Bud Selig - Two donations of $2,300 to Senator Christopher Dodd (D-Conn). Dodd lists Selig as a "very good friend", so much so that he addressed the floor of Congress when Selig accepted an extension to his contract as Commissioner in 1998 by saying in part:

Perhaps the biggest problems facing baseball today is the dichotomy between rich and poor teams. And few Commissioners could be as uniquely well-suited to address this issue. As the owner of a small-market team Bud Selig understands the difficulties that the Milwaukees and Montreals of the world have going up against teams like the Braves and the Yankees.

He was instrumental in securing a revenue-sharing agreement between large and small market teams, and I am confident that he will continue seeking ways to address this issue.

  • Peter Angelos - Angelos, the owner of the Baltimore Orioles, and a well known trial lawyer, is also a strong supporter of the Democratic party. Of the $80,000 in contributions he has made during the most recent cycle, the largest of them were two $28,500 contributions, one to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Cmte, and one to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Cmte.

 

  • Jerry Reinsdorf - The Chicago White Sox's owner, Reinsdorf's contributions are an interesting mix with Senator Gorden Smith ($2,300), Senator Joseph Biden ($1,000), Senator John McCain ($2,100), and Senator Barack Obama ($2,300) are key notables.

 

  • George Steinbrenner - As the owner of the New York Yankees, "The Boss" lists but one candidate that he contributed to during this election cycle, and those that have noted some of the news of the day regarding the construction of New Yankee Stadium should find this no surprise. The lone contribution is to Rudy Giuliani ($4,600). Giuliani's firm, Giuliani Security and Safety, was hired as the stadium security consultant court papers show. He also approved a $21 million reduction in rent that the Yankees will have to pay.

 

  • Arte Moreno - The owner of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim contributed to Giuliani, as well ($2,300). His wife also contributed $2,300 to Giuliani.

 

  • Frank McCourt and Jamie McCourt - The owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers and his wife Jamie, who is the Vice Chairman and President of the Dodgers contribute to Democratic Party members. Frank McCourt lists Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) ($1,150), and Senator Hilary Clinton (D-NY) ($2,300). Jamie McCourt lists$1,150), Senator Dodd ($2,300) and Senator Clinton ($2,300) and Senator Lautenberg ($1,150) as those she has contributed to.

Select Read More to see details of all contributions coming in and out of MLB's Political Action Committee for the last election cycle on record (2006)

All Data listed below by way of The Center For Responsive Politics



  • List of those that received contributions FROM MLBPAC

 

  • House Candidates
House Candidate Total Contribs
Barton, Joe (R-TX) $1,500
Berman, Howard L (D-CA) $1,000
Blackburn, Marsha (R-TN) $1,000
Boehlert, Sherwood (R-NY) $2,000
Boehner, John (R-OH) $2,500
Cannon, Chris (R-UT) $1,000
Chabot, Steve (R-OH) $2,000
Chandler, Ben (D-KY) $2,000
Clarke, Yvette D (D-NY) $500
Coble, Howard (R-NC) $3,000
Conyers, John Jr (D-MI) $6,000
Davis, Tom (R-VA) $1,000
DeLay, Tom (R-TX) $2,500
Emanuel, Rahm (D-IL) $1,000
Ferguson, Mike (R-NJ) $2,000
Goodlatte, Bob (R-VA) $1,000
Hastert, Dennis (R-IL) $1,000
Hoyer, Steny H (D-MD) $1,000
King, Steven A (R-IA) $1,000
Markey, Edward J (D-MA) $2,000
Matsui, Doris O (D-CA) $1,000
Millender-McDonald, Juanita (D-CA) $1,000
Napolitano, Grace (D-CA) $1,000
Norton, Eleanor Holmes (D-DC) $1,000
Oxley, Michael G (R-OH) $1,000
Reynolds, Tom (R-NY) $4,000
Rogers, Hal (R-KY) $2,000
Schiff, Adam (D-CA) $2,000
Schwartz, Allyson (D-PA) $1,000
Scott, Robert C (D-VA) $2,000
Sensenbrenner, F James Jr (R-WI) $10,000
Smith, Lamar (R-TX) $1,000
Tauscher, Ellen (D-CA) $1,000
Towns, Edolphus (D-NY) $1,000
Upton, Fred (R-MI) $1,000
Watt, Melvin L (D-NC) $1,000
Waxman, Henry A (D-CA) $2,000
Weiner, Anthony D (D-NY) $1,000
Wexler, Robert (D-FL) $5,000
Zanzi, Italo Andres (R-NY) $136
Total to Democratic House Candidates: $33,500
Total to Republican House Candidates: $40,636
  • Senate Candidates
Senate Candidate Total Contribs
Allen, George (R-VA) $2,500
Bayh, Evan (D-IN) $2,000
Bingaman, Jeff (D-NM) $1,000
Brown, Sherrod (D-OH) $2,000
Burns, Conrad (R-MT) $1,000
Cantwell, Maria (D-WA) $1,000
Clinton, Hillary (D-NY) $1,000
Conrad, Kent (D-ND) $5,302
Cornyn, John (R-TX) $3,000
DeMint, James W (R-SC) $2,000
DeWine, Mike (R-OH) $4,000
Dodd, Christopher J (D-CT) $12,500
Dorgan, Byron L (D-ND) $1,000
Durbin, Dick (D-IL) $3,000
Ensign, John (R-NV) $2,000
Feinstein, Dianne (D-CA) $2,000
Grassley, Chuck (R-IA) $1,000
Hatch, Orrin G (R-UT) $3,000
Kennedy, Edward M (D-MA) $1,000
Kyl, Jon (R-AZ) $1,000
Lautenberg, Frank R (D-NJ) $5,000
Leahy, Patrick (D-VT) $2,000
Lieberman, Joe (I-CT) $8,000
McCain, John (R-AZ) $4,000
Menendez, Robert (D-NJ) $1,000
Nelson, Ben (D-NE) $3,500
Nelson, Bill (D-FL) $4,000
Reid, Harry (D-NV) $2,500
Santorum, Rick (R-PA) $4,000
Smith, Gordon H (R-OR) $5,500
Stabenow, Debbie (D-MI) $4,000
Stevens, Ted (R-AK) $5,000
Sununu, John E (R-NH) $3,000
Voinovich, George V (R-OH) $1,000
Total to Democratic Senate Candidates: $53,802
Total to Republican Senate Candidates: $42,000

 


 

Contributor Occupation Date Amount
CLOTHIER, GIRARD
PHILADELPHIA, PA19119
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES/SENIOR VICE P 1/27/2005 $5,000
DEWITT, WILLIAM JR
CINCINATTI, OH45243
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS/GENERAL PARTNER 1/13/2005 $5,000
GLASS, DAVID
BENTONVILLE, AR72712
KANSAS CITY ROYALS/CHAIRMAN & CEO 1/27/2005 $5,000
GLASS, RUTH
BENTONVILLE, AZ72712
HOUSEWIFE 1/27/2005 $5,000
HICKS, CINDA C
DALLAS, TX75205
HOUSEWIFE 1/13/2005 $5,000
HICKS, THOMAS
DALLAS, TX75201
TEXAS RANGERS/CHAIRMAN 1/13/2005 $5,000
MONTGOMERY, DAVID
WYNDMOOR, PA19038
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES/PRESIDENT CEO 1/27/2005 $5,000
MOORES, JOHN
DEL MAR, CA92014
SAN DIEGO PADRES/CHAIRMAN 1/13/2005 $5,000
MOORES, REBECCA
DEL MAR, CA92014
HOUSEWIFE 1/13/2005 $5,000
NAIMOLI, VINCENT
ST. PETERSBURG, FL33705
TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS/CEO 1/13/2005 $5,000
WILPON, FRED
FLUSHING, NY11368
STERLING DOUBLEDAY ENTERPRISES/PRES 1/13/2005 $5,000
WILPON, JEFFREY
FLUSHING, NY11368
NEW YORK METS/VICE PRESIDENT AND CO 1/13/2005 $5,000
MCCOURT, FRANK
BOSTON, MA02210
LOS ANGELES DODGERS/CHAIRMAN OF THE 2/9/2005 $5,000
MCCOURT, JAMIE
LOS ANGELES, CA90024
LOS ANGELES DODGERS/VICE CHAIRMAN 2/9/2005 $5,000
MCLANE, DRAYTON
TEMPLE, TX77056
HOUSTON ASTROS/CHAIRMAN CEO 2/17/2005 $5,000
STERNBERG, STUART
RYE, NY10580
TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS/OWNER 2/17/2005 $5,000
SCHWEITZER, WILLIAM
WASHINGTON, DC20036
BAKER & HOSTETLER LLP/ATTORNEY 3/7/2005 $5,000
REINSDORF, JERRY
CHICAGO, IL60616
CHICAGO WHITE SOX/OWNER 5/1/2005 $5,000
MUCHIN, ALLAN
CHICAGO, IL60611
KATTEN MUCHIN ZAVIS; AND ROS/ATTORN 6/8/2005 $5,000
LORIA, JEFFREY
NEW YORK, NY10021
FLORIDA MARLINS/CHAIRMAN CEO 10/5/2005 $5,000
MORENO, ARTHUR
PHOENIX, AZ85016
CALIFORNIA ANGELS/OWNER 10/14/2005 $5,000
MORENO, CAROLE
PHOENIZ, AZ85016
CALIFORNIA ANGELS/OWNER 10/14/2005 $5,000
SAMSON, DAVID
MIAMI, FL33056
FLORIDA MARLINS/PRESIDENT 10/5/2005 $5,000
PIZER, HOWARD
WINNETKA, IL60093
CHICAGO WHITE SOX/EXECUTIVE VP 1/24/2006 $5,000
WOLF, LEWIS
LOS ANGELES, CA90025
OAKLAND A'S/OWNER 1/26/2006 $5,000
CLOTHIER, GIRARD
PHILADELPHIA, PA19119
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES/SENIOR VICE P 2/13/2006 $5,000
FISHER, JOHN
SAN FRANCISCO, CA94111
OAKLAND ATHLETICS/BASEBALL OPERATIO 2/13/2006 $5,000
KATZ, SAUL
GLENN COVE, NY11542
NEW YORK METS/PRESIDENT 2/3/2006 $5,000
GLASS, DAVID
BENTONVILLE, AR72712
KANSAS CITY ROYALS/CHAIRMAN & CEO 2/3/2006 $5,000
GLASS, RUTH
BENTONVILLE, AZ72712
HOUSEWIFE 2/3/2006 $5,000
MCLANE, DRAYTON
TEMPLE, TX77056
HOUSTON ASTROS/CHAIRMAN CEO 2/21/2006 $5,000
MONTGOMERY, DAVID
WYNDMOOR, PA19038
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES/PRESIDENT CEO 2/13/2006 $5,000
MOORES, JOHN
DEL MAR, CA92014
SAN DIEGO PADRES/CHAIRMAN 2/13/2006 $5,000
MOORES, REBECCA
DEL MAR, CA92014
HOUSEWIFE 2/13/2006 $5,000
REINSDORF, JERRY
CHICAGO, IL60616
CHICAGO WHITE SOX/OWNER 2/3/2006 $5,000
WILPON, FRED
FLUSHING, NY11368
STERLING DOUBLEDAY ENTERPRISES/PRES 2/3/2006 $5,000
HICKS, THOMAS
DALLAS, TX75201
TEXAS RANGERS/CHAIRMAN 3/21/2006 $5,000
MCCOURT, JAMIE
LOS ANGELES, CA90024
LOS ANGELES DODGERS/VICE CHAIRMAN 3/21/2006 $5,000
MORENO, ARTHUR
PHOENIX, AZ85016
CALIFORNIA ANGELS/OWNER 3/21/2006 $5,000
MORENO, CAROLE
PHOENIZ, AZ85016
CALIFORNIA ANGELS/OWNER 3/21/2006 $5,000
STERNBERG, STUART
RYE, NY10580
TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS/OWNER 3/29/2006 $5,000
DEWITT, WILLIAM JR
CINCINATTI, OH45243
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS/GENERAL PARTNER 4/25/2006 $5,000
LARSON, CHRISTOPHER
SEATTLE, WA98177
SEATTLE MARINERS/BOARD MEMBER 4/19/2006 $5,000
LORIA, JEFFREY
NEW YORK, NY10021
FLORIDA MARLINS/CHAIRMAN CEO 4/25/2006 $5,000
SAMSON, DAVID
MIAMI, FL33056
FLORIDA MARLINS/PRESIDENT 4/25/2006 $5,000
DOLAN, LAWRENCE
CHARDON, OH44024
CLEVELAND INDIANS/PRESIDENT 5/31/2006 $5,000
LARSON, CHRISTOPHER
SEATTLE, WA98177
SEATTLE MARINERS/BOARD MEMBER 4/7/2005 $3,800
ROYER, JEFFREY
TORONTO ONTARIO, ZZ
ARIZONA DIAMOND BACKS/EXECUTIVE COM 2/9/2005 $2,500
MCCLATCHY, KEVIN
PITTSBURGH, PA15212
PITTSBURGH PIRATES/OWNER 2/9/2005 $2,500
NUTTING, ROBERT
WHEELING, WV26003
PITTSBURGH PIRATES/CHAIRMAN 2/9/2005 $2,500
JENSEN, DALE
PARADISE VALLEY, AZ85253
ARIZONA DIAMOND BACKS/EXECUTIVE COM 2/9/2005 $2,500
KENDRICK, EG
PARADISE VALLEY, AZ85253
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS/GENERAL PARTNE 2/9/2005 $2,500
CHAPMAN, MICHAEL
INCLINE VILLAGE, CA89452
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS/GENERAL PARTNE 2/9/2005 $2,500
MCCLATCHY, KEVIN
PITTSBURGH, PA15212
PITTSBURGH PIRATES/OWNER 3/29/2006 $2,500
NUTTING, ROBERT
WHEELING, WV26003
PITTSBURGH PIRATES/CHAIRMAN 4/12/2006 $2,500
STUPSKI, LAWRENCE
MILL VALLEY, CA94941
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS/MINORITY OWNER 3/9/2006 $2,500
CADER, ANDREW
MOUNT KISCO, NY10549
SELF EMPLOYED/PRIVATE INVESTOR 3/29/2006 $2,061
ROYER, JEFFREY
TORONTO ONTARIO, ZZ
ARIZONA DIAMOND BACKS/EXECUTIVE COM 2/3/2006 $2,000
MAGOWAN, PETER
SAN FRANCISCO, CA94123
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS/OWNER 3/9/2006 $2,000
MAGOWAN, PETER
SAN FRANCISCO, CA94123
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS/OWNER 2/16/2005 $2,000
STUPSKI, LAWRENCE
MILL VALLEY, CA94941
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS/MINORITY OWNER 2/16/2005 $2,000
RAIKES, JEFFREY
SEATTLE, WA98105
MICROSOFT CORPORATION/GROUP VICE PR 4/7/2005 $2,000
STANTON, JOHN
WEST MEDINA, WA98039
WESTERN WIRELESS CORPORATION/CHAIRM 4/7/2005 $2,000
CHIPMAN, MICHAEL
INCLINE VILLAGE, CA89452
ARIZONA DIAMOND BACKS/EXECUTIVE COM 2/3/2006 $2,000
MOORAD, JEFFREY
PARADISE VALLEY, AZ85253
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS/GENERAL PARTNE 2/3/2006 $2,000
JENSEN, DALE
PARADISE VALLEY, AZ85253
ARIZONA DIAMOND BACKS/EXECUTIVE COM 2/3/2006 $2,000
KENDRICK, EG
PARADISE VALLEY, AZ85253
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS/GENERAL PARTNE 2/3/2006 $2,000
FRANKEL, RANDY
MONTVILLE, NJ07045
SELF EMPLOYED/PRIVATE INVESTOR 3/29/2006 $1,443
PERRY, WAYNE
MEDINA, WA98039
EDGE WIRELESS/CEO 4/19/2006 $1,250
RAIKES, JEFFREY
SEATTLE, WA98105
MICROSOFT CORPORATION/GROUP VICE PR 4/19/2006 $1,250
STANTON, JOHN
WEST MEDINA, WA98039
WESTERN WIRELESS CORPORATION/CHAIRM 4/19/2006 $1,250
LUMRY, RUFUS III
BELLEVUE, WA98004
ACORN VENDORS/INVESTOR 4/19/2006 $1,250
SMITH, TALBOT
HOUSTON, TX77056
HOUSTON ASTROS/PRESIDENT BASEBALL O 2/17/2005 $1,100
PURPURA, TIMOTHY
RICHMOND, TX77469
HOUSTON ASTROS/ASSISTANT GENERAL MA 2/17/2005 $1,100
GARDNER, PAMELA
HOUSTON, TX77019
PRESIDENT BUSINESS OPERATIONS/HOUST 2/17/2005 $1,100
GARDNER, PAMELA
HOUSTON, TX77019
PRESIDENT BUSINESS OPERATIONS/HOUST 2/21/2006 $1,025
PURPURA, TIMOTHY
RICHMOND, TX77469
HOUSTON ASTROS/ASSISTANT GENERAL MA 2/21/2006 $1,025
COGEN, JEFFREY
SOUTHLAKE, TX76092
SOUTHWEST SPORTS GROUP/PRESIDENT 3/21/2006 $1,000
DANIELS, JOSEPH
DALLAS, TX75230
SOUTHWEST SPORTS GROUP/CFO 3/21/2006 $1,000
ARMES, JOSEPH
DALLAS, TX75230
TEXAS RANGERS/EXECUTIVE VICE PRESID 3/21/2006 $1,000
BAER, LAURENCE
SAN FRANCISCO, CA94121
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS/EXECUTIVE VICE 3/9/2006 $1,000
NEUKOM, WILLIAM
SEATTLE, WA98112
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS/MINORITY OWNER 3/9/2006 $1,000
SHILTS, CASEY
DALLAS, TX75201
SOUTHWEST SPORTS GROUP/EXECUTIVE VP 3/21/2006 $1,000
SHOWALTER, BUCK
GULF BREEZE, FL32561
TEXAS RANGERS/MANAGER 3/21/2006 $1,000
JENKINS, DAVID
LOS ANGELES, CA90067
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS/PARTNER 3/9/2006 $1,000
NUTTING, G OGDEN
WHEELING, WV26003
PITTSBURG PIRATES/PARTNER 4/12/2006 $1,000
JOHNSON, JAMES
PITTSBURGH, PA15212
PITTSBURGH PIRATES/MINORITY OWNER 4/12/2006 $1,000
JOHNSON, JAMES
PITTSBURGH, PA15212
PITTSBURGH PIRATES/MINORITY OWNER 4/7/2005 $1,000
WATJEN, CRAIG
BELLEVUE, WA98006
RETIRED 4/7/2005 $1,000
LAMPING, MARK
ST. LOUIS, MO63102
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS/PRESIDENT 5/1/2005 $1,000
DEWITT, WILLIAM III
ST. LOUIS, MO63124
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS/GENERAL PARTNER 2/16/2005 $1,000
BAER, LAURENCE
SAN FRANCISCO, CA94121
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS/EXECUTIVE VICE 2/16/2005 $1,000
NEUKOM, WILLIAM
SEATTLE, WA98112
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS/MINORITY OWNER 2/16/2005 $1,000
GOLDRING, GARY
SHERMAN, CT06784
SELF EMPLOYED/PRIVATE INVESTOR 3/29/2006 $824
SHRONTZ, FRANK
MERCER ISLAND, WA98040
RETIRED 4/7/2005 $700
MEANS, MARY
SEWICKLEY, PA15143
PITTSBURGH PIRATES/PARTNER 3/7/2005 $500
SURMA, JOHN JR
PITTSBURGH, PA15241
PITTSBURGH PIRATES/LIMITED PARTNER 3/7/2005 $500
BAUER, JOHN
SEATTLE, WA98006
RETIRED 4/7/2005 $500
BOOKER, DANIEL
PITTSBURGH, PA15206
PITTSBURGH PIRATES 4/7/2005 $500
NIBBI, LAWRENCE
HILLSBOROUGH, CA94010
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS/MINORITY OWNER 2/16/2005 $500
KERN, ARTHUR
BELVEDERE, CA94920
SAN FRANCISCO BASEBALL ASSOCIATION/ 2/16/2005 $500
ROCK, ARTHUR
SAN FRANCISCO, CA94111
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS/MINORITY OWNER 2/16/2005 $500
BRENNER, MIKE
ADVANCE, NC27006
PITTSBURGH PIRATES/MINORITY OWNER 2/17/2005 $500
AUKER, DAVID
BRADENTON, FL34212
TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS/PRESIDENT OF B 2/17/2005 $500
HIGGINS, JOHN
ST. PETERSBURG, FL33703
TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS/SENIOR VICE PR 2/17/2005 $500
NIBBI, LAWRENCE
HILLSBOROUGH, CA94010
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS/MINORITY OWNER 3/9/2006 $500
SCHNELL, DAVID
MENLO PARK, CA94025
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS/PARTNER 3/9/2006 $500
KERN, ARTHUR
BELVEDERE, CA94920
SAN FRANCISCO BASEBALL ASSOCIATION/ 3/9/2006 $500
ALIOTO, MARIO
ALAMO, CA94507
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS/SENIOR VICE PR 3/9/2006 $500
GALLAGER, PATRICK
PALO ALTO, CA94301
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS/PRESIDENT 3/9/2006 $500
SCULLY, JOHN
MILL VALLEY, CA94941
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS/MINORITY OWNER 2/21/2006 $500
BOOKER, DANIEL
PITTSBURGH, PA15206
PITTSBURGH PIRATES 4/19/2006 $500
BRENNER, MIKE
ADVANCE, NC27006
PITTSBURGH PIRATES/MINORITY OWNER 4/6/2006 $500
MULLEN, TIMOTHY
CHICAGO, IL60614
SELF EMPLOYED/PRIVATE INVESTOR 3/29/2006 $412
SOCKOLOV, ROBERT
SAN FRANCISCO, CA94111
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS/PARTNER 2/21/2006 $350
TRAYWICK, JACQUELINE
HOUSTON, TX77024
HOUSTON ASTROS/VICE PRESIDENT OF FI 2/21/2006 $350
RICCIARINI, PAUL
PITTSFIELD, MA01201
HOUSTON ASTROS/DIRECTOR OF SCOUTING 2/21/2006 $350
BENNETT, SHEDRICK JR
SOUTHFIELD, MI48304
HOUSTON ASTROS/ASSISTANT GENERAL MA 2/21/2006 $350
LUCAS, JAY
SPRING, TX77386
HOUSTON ASTROS/SENIOR VICE PRESIDEN 2/21/2006 $350
MATWICK, ROBERT
PEARLAND, TX77584
HOUSTON ASTROS/SENIOR VICE PRESIDEN 2/21/2006 $350
TAVAREZ, JOSE
LITHIA, FL33547
TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS/VICE PRESIDENT 2/17/2005 $300
TRAYWICK, JACQUELINE
HOUSTON, TX77024
HOUSTON ASTROS/VICE PRESIDENT OF FI 2/17/2005 $250
WOLFF, DAVID
HOUSTON, TX77027
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS/PARTNER 2/16/2005 $250
GALLAGER, PATRICK
PALO ALTO, CA94301
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS/PRESIDENT 3/7/2005 $250
MATWICK, ROBERT
PEARLAND, TX77584
HOUSTON ASTROS/SENIOR VICE PRESIDEN 2/17/2005 $250
LUCAS, JAY
SPRING, TX77386
HOUSTON ASTROS/SENIOR VICE PRESIDEN 2/17/2005 $250
COSTELLO, VERONICA
TAMPA, FL33629
TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS/VP COMMUNITY R 2/17/2005 $250
ALIOTO, MARIO
ALAMO, CA94507
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS/SENIOR VICE PR 2/16/2005 $250
BROOKS, ROBERT
MURRYSVILLE, PA15206
PITTSBURG PIRATES/PARTNER 4/7/2005 $250
WOLFF, DAVID
HOUSTON, TX77027
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS/PARTNER 3/9/2006 $250
BROOKS, ROBERT
MURRYSVILLE, PA15206
PITTSBURG PIRATES/PARTNER 4/12/2006 $250
MEANS, MARY
SEWICKLEY, PA15143
PITTSBURGH PIRATES/PARTNER 5/1/2006 $250
LEVICK, STEPHEN
PHILADELPHIA, PA19103
SELF EMPLOYED/PRIVATE INVESTOR 3/29/2006 $206

*Based on data released by the FEC on Friday, June 15, 2007.

Source: The Center For Responsive Politics

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