John Stanton, left, who would become the Seattle Mariners' chairman and chief executive officer, speaks during a news conference as current Chairman Howard Lincoln looks on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Seattle. Nintendo of America plans to sell its controlling stake in the Mariners to a group of minority owners led by Stanton. Lincoln announced the intended transaction, along with his plan to retire from day-to-day oversight of the franchise. The ownership change is subject to approval by Major League Baseball, which the club hopes to get during league meetings in August.
John Stanton, left, who would become the Seattle Mariners' chairman and chief executive officer, speaks during a news conference as current Chairman Howard Lincoln looks on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Seattle. Nintendo of America plans to sell its controlling stake in the Mariners to a group of minority owners led by Stanton. Lincoln announced the intended transaction, along with his plan to retire from day-to-day oversight of the franchise. The ownership change is subject to approval by Major League Baseball, which the club hopes to get during league meetings in August. Elaine Thompson AP
John Stanton, left, who would become the Seattle Mariners' chairman and chief executive officer, speaks during a news conference as current Chairman Howard Lincoln looks on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Seattle. Nintendo of America plans to sell its controlling stake in the Mariners to a group of minority owners led by Stanton. Lincoln announced the intended transaction, along with his plan to retire from day-to-day oversight of the franchise. The ownership change is subject to approval by Major League Baseball, which the club hopes to get during league meetings in August. Elaine Thompson AP
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Nintendo sells Mariners to group led by John Stanton; Howard Lincoln to retire

April 27, 2016 11:54 AM

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