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Mariner's Owner Dies At 85

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The majority owner of the Seattle Mariners, Hiroshi Yamauchi, has died at the age of 85.  Yamauchi also pioneered the Nintendo corporation in Renton, WA.  The Japan native actually never witnessed a Mariner game in person, and had been in failing health over the past year.

The largest minority shareholder in the Mariners is Chris Larson, with a 30.6 percent share. After him, billionaire John Stanton is believed to hold a 10 percent stake and could be the most financially able when it comes to acquiring a majority stake in the club — if indeed the majority stake is for sale.

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