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Peter Angelos Biography
Peter Angelos was born July 4, 1929 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is an American trial lawyer.
Angelos is also the majority owner of the Baltimore Orioles, a baseball team in the American League East Division.
In 1993, Angelos led a group of investors which included Tom Clancy and Steve Geppi that purchased Baltimore Orioles for $173 million from Eli Jacobs. His official titles with the club are Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer.
In 2000, the team's general manager, Syd Thrift, told the Washington Times that the team had a practice of not signing players who had defected from Cuba, which he attributed to Angelos' desire to avoid doing anything that could be interpreted as being disrespectful by the Cuban government. Angelos denied the existence of such a policy. Subsequent investigations by Major League Baseball and the United States Department of Justice did not find evidence that the absence of Cuban players on the Orioles' roster or in its minor league system was due to discrimination.
In May 2009, a Sports Illustrated article reviewing owners of Major League Baseball franchises rated Angelos as the worst owner in the Major Leagues. The article notes that the methodology was not scientific and weighing heavily in the decision was the team's success or failure on the field. Two weeks later, Brady Anderson, a member of the Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame, responded in an op-ed to the Baltimore Sun, writing that Angelos deserves to be on a list of the best owners in baseball.
On April 16, 2010 a Fox Sports article suggested that Angelos allegedly denied a job to Cal Ripken, Jr., an Oriole legend and student of the game, when Ripken offered to come work for the franchise in a supporting role to help the O's young talent develop. A day later, ESPN, MLB.com and the Baltimore Sun wrote that the Fox Sports story was inaccurate. Angelos denied that the two had spoken about potential opportunities with the Baltimore Orioles, but said he welcomed future discussions on the topic.
On April 19, 2010, Cal Ripken Jr. issued a statement denying the Fox Sports story. In the statement, Ripken expressed an interest in returning to baseball and described his relationship with Angelos as very good.
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