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Eddie Einhorn (1936 - 2016)

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Eddie Einhorn (1936 - 2016)

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.

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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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