Peter Magowan, instrumental San Francisco Giants leader, dies at age 76

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Magowan was a key managing partner of the San Francisco Giants. He played a pivotal role in preventing the Giants from moving to Florida. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)

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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