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Peter Magowan
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Entrepreneur
    (April 5, 1942-January 27, 2019)
    Born in United States
    Grandson of Charles Merrill (of Merrill Lynch & Company) and son of Robert Magowan (chief executive officer of Safeway)
    Managing general partner of the San Francisco Giants (1993– )
    Director at Daimler Chrysler
    Stanford University graduate (1964)
    Businessman of the Year (1993, San Francisco Business Times)
    Barry Bonds (then a free agent) was his first major acquisition.
    He believes lifetime .280 hitters who batted .200 partway through the season will go back up to .280 by the playoffs (too optimistic).
    He donated $2000 to the 2004 Bush/Cheney campaign (small, but still).
    He named his cat ‘Magowan.’
    He received his masters’ degree from Oxford University (1966).
    He pioneered the construction of what eventually became AT&T Park — without any planned taxpayer assistance.
    That stadium would go on to rank second in total attendance among all 30 Major League Baseball teams.
    He was a 37-year veteran of the Safeway franchise, including 13 seasons as CEO and Chairman of the Board.
    He was instrumental in keeping the Giants from relocating to Tampa Bay (1992).

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    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 6 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 11 Votes: 63.64% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 1033 Votes: 78.90% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 25 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 203 Votes: 80.79% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 15 Votes: 93.33% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 35 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 31 Votes: 70.97% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 398 Votes: 75.88% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 351 Votes: 78.06% Annoying
 
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