SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco Giants fans are mourning a pivotal figure in team history.
Former managing partner Peter Magowan died from cancer today.
The former chief of Safeway played a major role for the investors who bought the Giants in 1992.
Their efforts prevented the Giants from moving to Florida.
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Magowan then spearheaded the push to build as Pacific Bell Park in 2000, and it was baseball's first privately-financed stadium in decades.
The 76-year-old Magowan retired from his day-to-day role with the Giants in 2008, however he retained an ownership interest in the team.
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Peter Magowan, instrumental San Francisco Giants leader, dies at age 76
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