Despite record, McClatchy to continue running Pirates
PITTSBURGH -- Kevin McClatchy will remain as the Pittsburgh Pirates' chief executive officer and managing general partner, even though the franchise hasn't had a winning season since he took control in 1996.
McClatchy, whose family owns one of the nation's largest newspaper chains, formed the group that bought the Pirates for approximately $95 million in 1996. Since then, another newspaper chain owner, G. Ogden Nutting of Wheeling, W.Va., has acquired the majority stake in the franchise.
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