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)
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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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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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