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04:10 PM ET 09.19 | Hiroshi Yamauchi, the majority owner of the Seattle Mariners and former leader of Nintendo Corp., has died in Japan at the age of 85. According to reports, Yamauchi owned 55 percent of the Seattle Mariners franchise and saved the team from being sold to a group looking to move the team to St. Petersburg, Fla., back in 1992. While Yamauchi transferred control of the ball club to Nintendo's U.S. division back in 2004, according to the report he still maintained control of the team - all important decisions had to be run by him first, in effect meaning he never really left.

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September 20, 2013  08:01 AM ET

Sorry to hear he's gone, but he had a full life.
Will this have any effect on the team, though?

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