Above, Fred Wilpon with David Wright,
Jason Bay, Jose Reyes, and Manager Terry Collins. from New Yorker Magazine, 5/30/11, issue, photo by Steve Pyke
- 5/30/11, "Madoff's Curveball," New Yorker Magazine, Jeffrey Toobin, "Will Fred Wilpon be forced to sell the Mets?"
Fred Wilpon did not become sole owner of the Mets until August 2002.
In the 4th paragraph of this article it says
he's been running the team since 1980, which isn't so
. Perhaps this is explained later in the piece. "Wilpon, who is
seventy-four, has run the Mets since 1980
—for more than half his adult life."...
"Einhorn is expected to receive
a one-third share of the Mets in return for his investment, but could gain much more. He will have the option in three years of raising his stake to 60 percent, effectively ending more than three decades of control of the team by the Wilpon family.".