By Zac Cornell
After signing the largest contract in sports history with the Kansas City Chiefs in early July, Patrick Mahomes didn’t waste any time. Just a couple of weeks later, he purchased a minor piece of the Kansas City Royals baseball team. Mahomes is now the youngest major league sports owner ever.
In the Royals press release, principal owner and CEO John Sherman announced the addition of the Chiefs quarterback, “We are very proud and excited to have Patrick as our partner in the ownership group of this franchise”. Sherman continued, “Consistent with the entirety of our ownership group, he has a deep commitment to Kansas City and a real passion for the game of baseball — dating back to his childhood.”
With the announcement, Mahomes said, “I’m honored to become a part owner of the Kansas City Royals. I love this city and the people of this great town. This opportunity allows me to deepen my roots in this community, which is something I’m excited to do.”
This was not a random purchase by the young superstar. Mahomes has a profound love for baseball as he was a big fan as a child. In addition his father, Pat Mahomes, pitched in the MLB for 11 seasons. He wore his dad’s Mets jersey to Arrowhead stadium before a game in 2018. His baseball background explains his love and desire to be a part of the Royals ownership.