Washington Nationals announce the passing of owner Ted Lerner
The Washington Nationals announced on Monday morning that the team’s founding managing principal owner, Ted Lerner, passed away on Sunday at the age of 97.
Lerner died at his Chevy Chase, MD home due to complications of pneumonia.
Lerner, a billionaire real estate developer, helped bring the Nationals to Washington from Montreal for $450 million. During his time as owner, the Nationals went from last to a World Series-winning team in 2019. The Lerners also opened Nationals Park in 2008 in the Navy Yard area of DC.