Archive for August 6th, 2010
Friday, August 6th, 2010
Pitching legend Nolan Ryan and attorney Chuck Greenberg bought the Texas Rangers this week in bankruptcy court. Smeal’s Andrew Bergstein, associate director of the Center for Sports Business & Research, highlights Greenberg’s ties to Penn State:
Penn State just got a Major League Baseball team. Well, not exactly. When the complex deal was finalized after midnight recently, a group headed by Pittsburgh attorney Chuck Greenberg and Major League Baseball legend Nolan Ryan emerged to win the auction and take over the Texas Rangers.
Chuck Greenberg has many Penn State ties. His other interests include the on-campus State College Spikes, a Pittsburgh Pirates single-A minor league baseball affiliate. His sports management firm, Greenberg Sports Group, is located here and manages Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. Chuck’s son recently graduated from, and played baseball for, Penn State. Chuck is also a member of the advisory board for the Center for Sports Business & Research, and has spoken to students as part of a sports industry leadership series. He has been very helpful connecting the center to sports industry partners.
Maybe every member of the Nittany Nation should go out a buy a Rangers hat to add to their collections.