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Bob Tisch

Bob Tisch, CEO of Loews and co-owner of the New York Giants leaves St. Patrick's Cathedral after a memorial service to honor the late New York Yankees outfielder Joe DiMaggio Friday, April 23, 1999, in New York. The Yankee Clipper died of complications from lung cancer on March 8. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)

Preston Robert Tisch – "Bob" to everyone who knew him - realized a longtime dream in 1991, when he became co -owner of the Giants. Soon after the Giants won Super Bowl XXV, Tisch completed negotiations with Tim Mara (son of Jack Mara) and his family for a 50 percent interest in the team. That commenced Tisch's career as an owner of a professional sports franchise, one of many he simultaneously pursued. Tisch led an extraordinarily accomplished life. He was an enormously successful businessman, an extremely generous philanthropist, a postmaster general, a friend of presidents, governors and mayors and a nonpareil New York City mover and shaker. But nothing gave Tisch more pleasure and pride than being the co-owner of the Giants and working on several influential NFL ownership committees. As a member of the National Football League's Finance and Super Bowl Policy committees, he attained a prominence in the sports arena equal to his position in the world of business.