In the summer of 1976, a 24-year-old Stan Kasten celebrated his graduation from the Columbia University law school by treating himself to a tour of Major League Baseball parks.
In St. Louis to watch the Cardinals play the Atlanta Braves, Kasten saw Ted Turner, the relatively new owner of the Braves, in the stands, and introduced himself.
"He invited me to write him a letter," said Kasten. "So I did."
The next thing Kasten knew, his anticipated work as an anti-trust lawyer in New York City was put on hold. He went to work in the legal department for Turner Sports, which at the time owned TBS, the Atlanta Hawks and the Braves.
Now look at him.
Kasten is part of the new ownership group of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and just finished up his first official week of work as the new team president.
"I was reading an article one day and it said, 'Dodgers President Stan Kasten,'" Kasten said with an impish smile. "I told my wife, read this. She s...