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San Diego Padres proprietor Peter Seidler dies at 63: What was his reason for demise?

Padres proprietor Peter Seidler, who spent tons of of hundreds of thousands of {dollars} attempting to deliver a long-elusive World Sequence championship to San Diego, died on Tuesday, the group introduced. He was 63.

A reason for demise wasn’t disclosed. Seidler, a third-generation member of the O’Malley household that used to personal the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, was a two-time most cancers survivor. The group introduced in mid-September that Seidler had an unspecified medical process in August and would not be again on the ballpark the remainder of the 12 months.

Seidler was a part of a gaggle that bought the Padres in 2012 and purchased out Ron Fowler’s majority stake in November 2020. Seidler additionally purchased Rawlings together with MLB in 2018.

It was with Seidler’s blessing that the Padres boosted their payroll to about $258 million on opening day, third-highest within the majors, after making a stirring run to the NL Championship Sequence the earlier fall.

Seidler usually shrugged off questions on whether or not the Padres’ huge spending on gamers like Manny Machado and Xander Bogaerts was sustainable and talked about how badly he wished a championship parade for a metropolis that has by no means had one.

“Do I imagine our parade goes to be on land or on water or on each?” he mentioned.

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