Bill DeWitt Jr., chairman/CEO/president of the St. Louis Cardinals, marked the 20th anniversary of his ownership in the team in 2016. During this stretch, the Cardinals have been one of the most successful teams in baseball.
Bill Jr.’s father, Bill DeWitt Sr., started out as a peanut vendor at baseball games in St. Louis over a hundred years ago and then worked his way thr0ugh the baseball ranks, ultimately becoming an executive in several big league organizations. He was a part-owner of the St. Louis Browns and owner of the Cincinnati Reds, before retiring from baseball in 1968.
Read more about the DeWitt family at the link below from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: