Eddie Einhorn (1936 - 2016)
By: Legacy Staff
2 years ago
Eddie Einhorn, a longtime co-owner of the Chicago White Sox baseball team, died Tuesday, according to the Chicago Tribune. He was 80.
Einhorn died of complications from a stroke, according to his wife, Ann.
The team also announced his death in a tweet.
"We mourn the loss of Eddie Einhorn, a sports broadcasting executive who was executive with the Sox for 35 years," the team said.
Also the team's vice chairman for 25 years, Einhorn was a minority owner. He was the team's president and CEO from 1981 to 1990. He began his career in broadcasting.
He was born Jan. 3, 1936, in Paterson, New Jersey.
"Eddie was a creative whirlwind whose ideas – many of them far ahead of their time – changed the landscape of sports and sports on television, forever," said Einhorn's friend and co-owner, Jerry Reinsdorf, the White Sox chairman, in a news release. "He was a man of many interests, projects, ideas and opinions, and we all will miss him dearly. It is exceedingly rare in this day and age to have enjoyed a friendship and a working partnership that lasted our lifetimes.
"We celebrated many great moments together."
Einhorn was a graduate of Northwestern University's School of Law.
In addition to his wife, Ann, he is survived by a daughter, Jennifer; a son, Jeff; and one grandson.
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