Former owner Dick Jacobs passes away
Dick Jacobs agreed in 1986 to buy the Indians, and his decision to do so assured his legacy with Indians fans.
But it is what the team did under Jacobs’ ownership that will linger most in their minds. Jacobs brought back the glory days of Indians baseball, and those things will be what people in Cleveland will miss most.
They will, of course, miss Dick Jacobs, too. He has passed away early Friday morning at the age of 83.
Jacobs sold the team to Larry Dolan before the 2000 season. Under his ownership, the Tribe won five straight AL Central titles from 1995-99 and went to the World Series in 1995 and ’97.
The full story will be up on Indians.com shortly.