Washington Nationals owner Ted Lerner died at the age of 97
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The owner of the Washington Nationals, Ted Lerner, has passed away at the age of 97. His death was caused by complications arising from pneumonia. As one of the most important people in the history of baseball, Ted Lerner made a great contribution to the sport and left a lasting impression.
In the past few days, there have been many condolence messages from all over the world, including the USA. “The crowning achievement of his family business was bringing baseball back to the city he loved — and with it bringing a championship home for the first time since 1924.
From his humble beginnings as an usher in Washington D.C.’s old Griffith Stadium, to the ushering in of a new era of championship baseball in his hometown, Mr. Lerner literally and figuratively built a legacy through his signature mix of tenacity and humility.
Guided by love for his family and passion for his hometown, Mr. Lerner dedicated his life to the creation of a better city and a winning ball club." -Washington Nationals wrote.
Ted Leonsis: Built this city, built Tysons Corner
Ted Leonsis, Monumental Sports owner sent a message after his death and emphasized what a great man Lerner was.
"RIP Ted Lerner. Built this city, built Tysons Corner. The Lerner name is impeccable everywhere. He won a World Series for the fans of the Nationals. Family First. Husband, father, grandfather, great-grand father, business icon and GIANT.
Will never be another like Mr. Ted Lerner."- Leonsis sad. "Ted Lerner was a very, very tough but fair man, and people looked at him as an icon for business in that he tried to do the right things in the right way, and he really believed in Washington, D.C.," Leonsis said.
Dan Sernovitz of the Washington Business Journal sent a message after Lerner's death. "He's the sort of man who did a lot, but he also set into motion a lot more that continues to reverberate across the region."