October 18, 2011
Former Reds CEO Carl Lindner Dies at 92
Former Cincinnati Reds majority owner and CEO Carl Lindner died Monday night at the age of 92.
Lindner took over the team in 1999 after Marge Schott was forced out. Perhaps his greatest influence on the team was to bring a sense of stability to the owner’s spot.
Lindner held his majority stake through 2006, overseeing the building and opening of Great American Ball Park and the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum. He sold most of his shares in the team to Bob Castellini’s group in January 2006.