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Patrick Mahomes Just Became The Youngest Team Owner In Sports History

Patrick Mahomes Just Became The Youngest Team Owner In Sports History

Patrick Mahomes quickly became a Kansas City icon after guiding the Chiefs to Super Bowl glory at the beginning of 2020.

And now the 24-year-old has given local fans even more reason to love him.

The reigning Super Bowl MVP has become the youngest owner in sports history after purchasing a stake in the Kansas City Royals.

Now a part-owner of the Major League Baseball giants, it's safe to say the Texas-born quarterback is now one of Kansas' own - if he wasn't already.

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"He loves football, but he also grew up loving the game of baseball,'' Royals CEO and principal owner John Sherman said.

"We are very proud and excited to have Patrick as our partner in the ownership group of this franchise.

"We look forward to many years of a winning partnership."

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The news comes not long after Mahomes signed the biggest contract in the history of sports - a mega-deal worth up to US$503million (AU$701.5m) over a 10-year period.

But having a father who pitched in over 300 MLB games during the 1990s and early 2000s, it was clear baseball was always a sport close to home for the NFL superstar.

Mahomes is now a part-owner of the Royals. Credit: PA
Mahomes is now a part-owner of the Royals. Credit: PA
Patrick Mahomes. Credit: PA
Patrick Mahomes. Credit: PA
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"I'm honored to become a part-owner of the Kansas City Royals," Mahomes said in a statement released by the team.

"I love this city and the people of this great town. This opportunity allows me to deepen my roots in this community, which is something I'm excited to do."

With a Super Bowl ring, NFL MVP award and the ownership of an MLB team on his resume before the age of 25, it has become abundantly apparent that Mahomes is what they call 'the next big thing'.

This generational talent isn't just an exceptional football player, he's got his sights set on bigger things outside of the game too.

Featured Image Credit: Kansas City Royals

Topics: American Football, Baseball, Kansas City Royals, Australia

Max Sherry

Max Sherry is a journalist for SPORTbible Australia. After migrating Down Under from London as a teenager, he instantly fell in love with Aussie sport and its culture. From NRL to AFL, cricket to rugby — you name it, Max watches it (with a beer in hand, of course). During his time at Fox Sports, he worked in the football department covering the Premier League, A-League, Socceroos and Matildas. Born a stone's throw away from West Ham's training ground, Max is obviously a die-hard Liverpool fan.

 

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