The Unlikely Mogul

As the Atlanta Braves edged the Cleveland Indians to win the chilly first game of this year's World Series, TV cameras panned in on media mogul Ted Turner in the warm embrace of actress Jane Fonda. No surprise there: The dashing Braves' owner and his beautiful wife are baseball's equivalent of the Royal Family. More puzzling, though, was the slight, graying man standing next to them in a dowdy ski jacket and a brand-new baseball cap. Ted and Jane's guest that evening looked more like the winner of a "Sit in the Owner's Box" sweepstakes than what he was: Turner's potential boss and head of Time Warner Inc.

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