Wolff will become chairman emeritus and Fisher the managing partner. In addition, team President Michael Crowley is stepping away from day-to-day operations but will advise the A's ownership group. San Jose Earthquakes President Dave Kaval will fill Crowley's role while also keeping his same position with the MLS team.
John Fisher and Dave Kaval named Managing Partner and President, respectively, as Lew Wolff and Michael Crowley transition to new roles. pic.twitter.com/oDCiml8Bqd— Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) November 17, 2016
Wolff and Fisher bought the A's on April 1, 2005.
Wolff had been committed to keeping the A's in Oakland but previously wanted to move the team to San Jose and build an intimate new ballpark. Former Commissioner Bud Selig never ruled on whether the A's can move into the San Francisco Giants' cherished territory in technology-rich Silicon Valley. New Commissioner Rob Manfred said last month he would like to see the club stay put.
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