The McCourts and the Dodgers

    Bo­ston park­ing mag­nate Frank Mc­Court and the Los Angeles Dodgers looked like a happy match when the team bagged its new own­er a Na­tion­al League West cham­pi­on­ship in 2004. Three years later, the ac­quis­i­tion of re­spec­ted man­ager Joe Torre and dazzling slug­ger Manny Ramirez prom­ised a bright new chapter in the Dodger story — un­til sum­mer ro­mance gave way to Greek tragedy.

    On March 27, a group led by Lakers great Ma­gic John­son agreed to pay $2 bil­lion for the team — a re­cord price for a sports fran­chise.

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    Published: June 27, 2011
    Sources: Times research
    Credits: Megan Garvey, Houston Mitchell, Maloy Moore, Ben Welsh, TimelineSetter
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