The best team owners in 25 years

Check out our list of the best team owners over the past 25 years -- including Mark Cuban and The Boss.

Originally Published: September 7, 2004
By Jeff Merron | Page 2

What makes for a great owner? The No. 1 criteria is a desire to win. No. 2 is loyalty -- to the hometown, to the fans, to the players. No 3 is good old success.

10. Ewing Kaufman (Royals) Kaufman owned the expansion Royals from 1969 until his death in 1993. By 1976, he had built a great new stadium and an extraordinarily popular team. KC was his town, and the beloved Mr. K spent, big time, to ensure a winning franchise.

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