Meet Astros New Owner Jim Crane

Jim Crane is a Houston businessman who has agreed to purchase the Astros from Drayton McLane. (credit: Anna-Megan Raley/CBS Radio)
Jim Crane Jim Crane is a Houston businessman who has agreed to purchase the Astros from Drayton McLane. (credit: Anna-Megan Raley/CBS Radio)
(credit: Anna-Megan Raley/CBS Radio)
Jim Crane
The sale is pending and must still be approved by Major League Baseball.
(credit: Anna-Megan Raley/CBS Radio)
Astros owner Jim Crane (Photo Credit: CBS Radio)
Jim Crane
Crane will inherit a franchise which has struggled the last few seasons and suffers from poor fan attendance.
Astros owner Jim Crane (Photo Credit: CBS Radio)
(credit: Anna-Megan Raley/CBS Radio)
Jim Crane
With a .08 handicap, Crane was ranked the No. 1 CEO Golfer in 2006 by Golf Digest.
(credit: Anna-Megan Raley/CBS Radio)
(credit: Anna-Megan Raley/CBS Radio)
Jim Crane
Crane hails from St. Louis and grew up a Cardinals fan.
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(credit: Anna-Megan Raley/CBS Radio)
Jim Crane
"We worked long and hard to get a baseball team and will work even harder to win a World Series for our hometown," Crane said. "Thank you to Drayton and my partners for making this day possible."
(credit: Anna-Megan Raley/CBS Radio)
(credit: Anna-Megan Raley/CBS Radio)
Jim Crane
Crane is a former standout college baseball player, who is leading a high-quality, mostly-local group of investors in acquiring the team.
(credit: Anna-Megan Raley/CBS Radio)
(credit: Anna-Megan Raley/CBS Radio)
Jim Crane
Crane will purchase the team for approximately $680 million.
(credit: Anna-Megan Raley/CBS Radio)
(credit: Anna-Megan Raley/CBS Radio)
Jim Crane
Jim Crane, founder and former CEO of Eagle Global Logistics, launched Crane Worldwide Logistics in 2008.
(credit: Anna-Megan Raley/CBS Radio)

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One Comment

  1. J. Brown says:

    Howdy, I can only hope he is more than just a “money-bagger” for the Astros. Unfortunately, if one goes just on looks he appears to be just another “Neck” with deep pockets… It would be nice to see him become more than just a suit, but an active partner within the community-at-large. It would be great to have a team owner who can recognize, cultivate and discover some of our own homegrown talents that is so often overlooked due to our fascination with the “quick-fix” foreign players.

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