Giants Owner Sue Burns Dead At 58
Burns was the senior general partner, principal owner and largest shareholder of the San Francisco baseball franchise. On July 16, it was reported that Burns was gravely ill.
Burns, 58, is the widow of Harmon E. Burns, a Peninsula financier who passed away at the age of 61 in 2006.
The couple, along with partners such as Peter Magowan and Charles B. Johnson, assembled an ownership group that purchased the Giants from previous owner Bob Lurie. It was a deal that developed when fans feared the Giants would move to the Tampa Bay area.
"All of baseball mourns the passing of Sue Burns," commissioner Bud Selig said in a statement. "She and her late husband, Harmon, along with Peter Magowan and the other Giants' investors saved baseball in San Francisco in 1992. Sue was a great baseball fan and loved her Giants. She was a wonderful person who was beloved for all of her good works in the community. She will be missed and on behalf of Major League Baseball, I send my deepest sympathies and condolences to her family and friends."