Inside The Shadowy Empire Of Eli Jacobs

For fans of the Baltimore Orioles, the 1991 season was a big disappointment. But for Eli S. Jacobs, the American League team's mysterious owner, it was the business equivalent of a World Series victory. His triumph came in the form of an appraiser's report that valued the Orioles at $255 million. While other experts consider this figure excessive, unquestionably the Orioles are worth much more than the $70 million Jacobs paid not three years ago.

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