Louise Nippert dies at 100

Updated: July 23, 2012, 9:13 PM ET
Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- Louise Nippert, an owner of the Cincinnati Reds during the Big Red Machine era and a financial contributor to the Cincinnati arts scene, died Monday at age 100.

Nippert and her husband, Louis Nippert, bought majority control of the Reds in 1973 and owned the team when it featured greats including Johnny Bench and Joe Morgan and won World Series championships in 1975 and 1976.

The Nipperts began a 46-year ownership interest -- the longest in the franchise's history -- ...

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