According to Tampa Bay Times Rays Insider Marc Topkin, former Tampa Bay (Devil) Rays owner Vince Naimoli has passed away at the age of 81.
The former Rays owner was in failing health according to WFLA TV. Naimoli reportedly was losing his speech as his body wass beginning to fail. He was diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder called progressive supranuclear palsy in 2014.
Naimoli was the majority owner of the Tampa Bay Rays from its inception till October 2005 when Stuart Sternberg took over control of the club, with Naimoli still keeping 15% of the organization.
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