Steve Garvey preparing Dodgers bid

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Former Los Angeles Dodgers great Steve Garvey said Wednesday an investment group he heads is preparing to make an auction bid for the bankrupt team.

Judge postpones Dodgers bankruptcy trial

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The judge overseeing the Los Angeles Dodgers' bankruptcy court case Wednesday postponed a key hearing until next month, delaying a possible trial.
MLB: McCourt siphoned $190M from Dodgers

MLB: McCourt siphoned $190M from Dodgers

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt took nearly $190 million from the team through "looting," Major League Baseball said in a court filing in Delaware.
McCourts reach $130M divorce settlement

McCourts reach $130M divorce settlement

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Frank and Jamie McCourt's divorce settlement gives her $130 million and him the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday.
Judge to MLB: Prove McCourt-Dodgers case

Judge to MLB: Prove McCourt-Dodgers case

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- A judge Friday told Major League Baseball to prove its case for taking over the Los Angeles Dodgers or face some exposure of other MLB teams' finances.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 7, Arizona 5

PHOENIX, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Matt Kemp concluded a sensational season with a two-run homer Wednesday that helped lift the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 7-5 victory over Arizona.

Fox sues Dodgers over TV rights contract

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday denied they had violated their television contract with Fox Sports after Fox sued to block any sale of the team's TV rights.
Dodgers seek delay in push for team sale

Dodgers seek delay in push for team sale

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers asked Tuesday that a bankruptcy court postpone a hearing on Major League Baseball's request to expedite the sale of the team.

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MLB asks court to order sale of Dodgers

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball asked a bankruptcy court Friday to order a sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers by owner Frank McCourt.

Report: Dodgers agree to MLB loan

PHOENIX, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers and Major League Baseball agreed to a $150 million loan Friday that will keep the team solvent this season, mlb.com reported Friday.

Judge orders MLB, Dodgers loan talks

LOS ANGELES, July 23 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles judge says Frank McCourt will have to sit down with Major League Baseball if he wants to swing a major loan to keep the team solvent.

Dodgers' creditors want MLB finance plan

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) -- Creditors for the bankrupt Los Angeles Dodgers say they want owner Frank McCourt to accept Major League Baseball's financing plan rather than use his own.
MLB: McCourt's demands 'frivolous'

MLB: McCourt's demands 'frivolous'

LOS ANGELES, July 6 (UPI) -- Attorneys for Major League Baseball Wednesday blasted demands for internal MLB documents by the owner of bankrupt Los Angeles Dodgers as "frivolous."

Judge OKs hedge fund loan to Dodgers

LOS ANGELES, June 28 (UPI) -- A U.S. bankruptcy judge Tuesday granted preliminary approval for the Los Angeles Dodgers to tap a high-interest loan from a hedge fund to make player payroll.
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Frank McCourt
Secretary of State Colin Powell and his wife Alma give writer Frank McCourt an award during a ceremony honoring the 2004 Department of State Cultural Connect Ambassadors at the State Department in Washington on Dec. 13, 2004. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Francis "Frank" McCourt (August 19, 1930 – July 19, 2009) was an Irish-American teacher and Pulitzer Prize–winning writer, best known as the author of Angela’s Ashes, an award-winning, tragicomic memoir of the misery and squalor of his childhood.

His brothers Malachy McCourt and Alphie McCourt are also autobiographical writers. In the mid-1980s Francis and Malachy created the stage play A Couple of Blaguards, a two-man show about their lives and experiences.

Frank McCourt was born in Brooklyn, New York on 19 August 1930 to Presbyterian Northern Irish father Malachy McCourt (1901–1985) and Irish Catholic mother Angela Sheehan (1908–1981). Frank McCourt lived in New York with his parents and four younger siblings: Malachy, born in 1931; twins Oliver and Eugene, born in 1932; and a younger sister, Margaret, who died just a few weeks after birth, in 1935. Following this first tragedy, his family moved back to Ireland, where the twin brothers died within a year of the family's arrival and where Frank's youngest brothers, Michael (b. 1936) and Alphie (b. 1940), were born.

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