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Ken Kendrick

Earl G. "Ken" Kendrick Jr. is a baseball executive with the National League Arizona Diamondbacks. He became part-owner with the team's inception in 1995 and Managing General Partner in 2004, replacing Jerry Colangelo after a lengthy disagreement over Colangelo's role with the franchise he founded; Kendrick sought to reestablish fiscal discipline and profitability after the club's high expenses for player salaries (which arguably helped the club win the 2001 World Series) exceeded the initial capital investment by the members of the ownership group.

Ken Kendrick, 28 August 2011

Kendrick was born in 1943, in Princeton, West Virginia, and graduated from West Virginia University in 1965. While at West Virginia University, Kendrick was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. Kendrick was the Vice-President of the University's Inter-Fraternity Council in the year 1964. He was the founder of Datatel, Inc., a software development company, and served as a banking industry executive in Texas in the 1980s and 1990s; in 1989 he was an investor in Texas-based Woodforest National Bank.

As of 2013, Kendrick is the owner of the legendary T-206 Honus Wagner baseball card once owned by Wayne Gretzky, considered the most valuable trading card in the world.[1]


  1. "Holy Grail: The T206 Honus Wagner". Retrieved 19 March 2013. 

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