Uncovering the mystery of the Philadelphia Phillies owners is a tricky task, but some clues indicate that some of them are business owners in Radnor and Bryn Mawr, writes E Scott Butler for Josic.
The team’s owners from three decades ago are not hard to ascertain. Bill Giles, the Buck brothers, Fitz Dixon, Bob Levy, John D. Betz, and Taft Broadcasting acquired the club from Ruly Carpenter in the 80’s.
But now after several buyouts, there are others such as Claire Betz, the Buck Brothers, and John Middleton.
Claire S. Betz, who is close to 90, spends her days alternating between her Gwynedd and Key Largo homes. She acquired her husband’s share of the ownership after a family tragedy.
After Betz, who is on the board of the Schuylkill Center, dies her share will likely be bought out by the other partners.
Officially known as the Tri-Play Associates, Alexander K. Buck, J. Mahlon Buck, Jr., and William C. Buck are involved with Radnor’s venture capital firm TDH Capital.
Meanwhile John S. Middleton divides his time between Bryn Mawr and Stone Harbor. He heads the family businesses including McIntosh Inns, Bradford Holdings, and Double Play.
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