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McClatchy stepping down after 12 years running Pirates

Updated: July 6, 2007, 6:58 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Kevin McClatchy not only saved baseball in Pittsburgh as the Pirates' owner, he accomplished what was once seen as the impossible by getting a new ballpark built.

McClatchy persuaded commissioner Bud Selig to bring the All-Star game back to town only 12 years after it was played there. He helped oversee one of the city's largest urban development projects in decades, the growth that's occurred around PNC Park and the Steelers' Heinz Field.

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