With 48 Percent Stake in the Franchise, John Middleton Becomes ‘Control Person’ for Phillies

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Bryn Mawr resident John Middleton, a 50-percent owner of the Philadelphia Phillies, is one of three Montgomery County residents listed among the top 400 wealthiest Americans, according to the recently published The Forbes 400 list. Michael Rubin of Bryn Mawr and Eagles' owner Jeffrey Lurie of Wynnewood are the other two.

Montgomery County’s John S. Middleton has been appointed the new “control person” for the Philadelphia Phillies by Major League Baseball’s team owners, writes John George for Philadelphia Business Journal.

In his role as control person, Middleton will be accountable to the MLB for the club’s operations and its compliance with the rules of the game.

Middleton, who owns a 48 percent stake in the franchise, has been a limited partner of the Phillies for 22 years and has served as chairman of the team’s advisory board for nearly two decades.

“I am both thrilled and honored to assume this important position,” said Middelton. “I’m grateful that the Buck family, Major League Baseball and the other Major League clubs have confidence in my ability to lead our franchise into the future.”

He added that the Phillies are determined to restore the team to its recent dominant past.

“We will approach the 2017 season and the years to follow with even greater intensity and determination, knowing our fans are eager to bring a championship back to Philadelphia,” he stated.

Read more about Middleton at Philadelphia Business Journal by clicking here.

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