Posted by on April 24, 2018
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(by Jeff Shuttleworth) – Former Oakland Athletics owner Ken Hofmann died at the age of 95
on Sunday night, team officials announced Monday.

The team said in a statement that it is “deeply saddened” by
Hofmann’s death and “he will be remembered for his commitment to our
community and his passion for the A’s.”

A’s President Dave Kaval said, “His contributions to our
organization are still felt today. We extend our condolences to the Hofmann
family and our thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult
time.”

A native of Oakland, Hofmann bought the Athletics franchise with
partner Steve Schott on Nov. 1, 1995, and ran the franchise through the 2005
season.

The team said that under Hofmann’s ownership, the A’s won three
American League West Division titles in 2000, 2002 and 2003 and made the
playoffs four years in a row from 2000 through 2003.

During that four-year postseason stretch, the A’s won 392 games,
an average of 98 wins per season, which was the second-best record in Major
League Baseball in that period, according to the team.

In Hofmann’s 10 seasons with the club, Oakland won the third-most
games in the American League and the seventh-most games in all of Major
League Baseball.

Hofmann is survived by his wife, Jean, and their two daughters.