Join us for an incredible conversation on Entrepreneurs of Baseball and the Love of the Game, featuring Larry Baer, president of the San Fransisco Giants, and Rob Nelson, creator of Big League Chew.
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Under the direction of Larry Baer, the San Francisco Giants developed and constructed AT&T Park - the first privately-financed Major League ballpark. Since opening in 2000, AT&T Park has been widely praised as one of the "best ballparks ever built."
In 1968, former all-star pitcher Jim Bouton and Rob Nelson who were both then teammates with the Class A Portland Mavericks, came up with the idea to invent Big League Chew, the bubble gum synonymous with baseball.
These are the entrepreneurs of baseball, those who show their love of the game so much that they are willing to take risks and go for it.
About Larry Baer
A fourth generation San Franciscan, Larry Baer has gained a national reputation as one of professional sports' leading visionaries. Baer joined the team in 1992 as the executive vice president after he and Peter Magowan led the effort to assemble a new ownership group and negotiate the sale that kept the Giants in San Francisco. A limited partner of the ownership group, Baer was named COO in May 1996, team president in October 2008 and CEO on January 1, 2012. In his first year as president and CEO, the Giants won their second World Series Championship in three years. In 2014, the Giants won their third World Series title in five years.
Under his direction, the Giants developed and constructed AT&T Park - the first privately-financed Major League ballpark. Since opening in 2000, AT&T Park has been widely praised as one of the "best ballparks ever built.
About Rob Nelson
Rob Nelson is a game designer and former Portland Mavericks minor league pitcher who created Big League Chew bubblegum along with his business partner former pitcher Jim Bouton who sold the idea to a division of the Wrigley company in 1979.