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Friday, January 13, 2012

Nelson Doubleday and Fred Wilpon, Jan. 24, 1980

"Jan. 24, 1980: Doubleday & Co. purchases controlling interest in the Mets from the Charles Payson family for $21.1 million. Minority partner Fred Wilpon’s share is a reported 5 percent." photo David Pokress. "Aug. 13, 2002: Agreement is reached on the sale of Doubleday’s 50-percent interest in the Mets to the Wilpon family for $135 million. The deal is officially completed 10 days later." Newsday

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