Originally posted on The Cardinal Nation blog  |  Last updated 6/3/12
As part of the Nolan Ryan takeover in Texas, Chuck Greenberg was pushed out as Rangers CEO in March 2011. The Pittsburgh native has since been rumored to be interested in buying the Pirates, but owner Bob Nutting reportedly does not have his team on the market. One club Greenberg does own is the State College Spikes of the New York-Penn League. St. Louis Cardinals fans may be familiar with that name as the Spikes were affiliated one year with the Cardinals back in 2006. Previously, the franchise was located in New Jersey, sold and relocated to a brand new, state-of-the-art complex on the campus of Penn State, Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. The Altoona Mirror, the home paper of one of Greenberg’s other clubs, the Altoona Curve, posted an article about the Greenberg organization’s dissatisfaction with the constant losing at State College. The only season the Spikes had a winning record was the year the Cardinals were there. For 2007, despite the Cardinals being satisfied with the affiliation,
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