The Inside Story How the Ricketts Family Purchased the Cubs

Tom Ley, writing for Deadspin, has an in-depth story about how the Ricketts family purchased a 95% ownership stake in the Chicago Cubs in 2009. It is a fascinating tale of the inner workings of an incredibly wealthy family and how they maneuvered around various tax issues and family squabbling to acquire the Cubs.

April 1, 2019