When Mark Walter, the chief executive officer of Guggenheim Partners LLC, ran Chicago investment firm Liberty Hampshire Co., a junior associate asked in 1996 why he decided to accept money from outside investors.
Was there ever another baseball hero quite like Mickey Mantle ? He had that swing, that sense of style. He could bat from both the right and the left. And he had the shattering tragedy of his World Series knee injury.
A pocket watch given to baseball Hall of Famer Babe Ruth during his last appearance at Yankee Stadium in 1948 sold at auction for $650,108, while a game-worn autographed Sandy Koufax jersey went for $268,664.
The trustee in the Bernard Madoff bankruptcy is seeking more than $295 million from the owners of the New York Mets, claiming they ignored warnings of the fraud because they were “in too deep” financially.
The Detroit Tigers, fueled by the strikeout arms of Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer, are trying to win a World Series with a pitching achievement not seen since Hall of Famers Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale carried the Los Angeles Dodgers to the championship in 1963.