BALTIMORE — The former proprietor of the Baltimore Orioles, Peter Angelos, has died on the age of 94.

In a press release from the Orioles group, Angelos has been unwell for a number of years, indicating his battle with advanced-stage dementia.

Their assertion goes on to say “the household thanks the docs, nurses, and caregivers who introduced consolation to him in his remaining years.”

According to the report, it was Angelos’ want to have a personal burial, and donations could also be despatched to charity in lieu of flowers.

Angelos, the household Patriarch bought the Orioles from Eli Jacobs again in 1993 for $173 million.

Over the previous a number of years, earlier than promoting, Peter’s well being has deteriorated forcing him to relinquish crew management to his son John, resulting in court docket battles with brother Lewis over their father’s belongings.

In January, the Angelos household, agreed to promote the crew to a bunch led by billionaire personal fairness investor David Rubenstein for $1.725 billion.

Rubenstain had this to say in regards to the late proprietor’s passing.

I provide my deepest condolences to the Angelos household on the passing of Peter Angelos. Peter made an indelible mark first in enterprise after which in baseball. The metropolis of Baltimore owes him a debt of gratitude for his stewardship of the Orioles throughout three a long time and for positioning the crew for nice success.

David Rubenstein

Commissioner of Baseball Robert D. Manfred, Jr has additionally issued a press release:

Peter Angelos was a proud native of Baltimore who deeply appreciated proudly owning the Baltimore Orioles. Peter’s lifetime of philanthropy vastly benefited quite a few worthy causes all through his hometown. He championed the Orioles’ historic 1999 sequence with the Cuban National Team. Peter ably served the sport on our Labor Committee, and I’ll at all times keep in mind his private help after I was first elected to this function in his dwelling metropolis in 2014.

On behalf of Major League Baseball, I ship my condolences to Peter’s spouse, Georgia, their sons John and Louis, and your complete Angelos household.

Commissioner of Baseball Robert D. Manfred, Jr.

Peter was a major affect in Baltimore for many years. His affect on our area via his possession of the Orioles and his many charitable contributions has been simple.

Peter and I had relationship and following my retirement, his generosity in direction of our household’s basis and help in making the IronBirds an Orioles affiliate in our hometown had been vastly appreciated

Laura and I’ve Georgia and the Angelos household in our ideas as we speak.

Cal Ripken Jr.