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A Chicagoan is the controlling partner of the group that won an auction Tuesday for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Mark Walter, CEO of Guggenheim Partners, attended Northwestern University Law School and last year purchased a $2.8 million Lincoln Park home.
Walter is the controlling partner of Guggenheim Baseball Management LLC, which also includes former Lakers star Magic Johnson, Peter Guber, baseball executive Stan Kasten, Bobby Patton and Todd Boehly.
The group won the bid to take over ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers for $2 billion, blowing past the record selling price for a U.S. sports franchise. The most a team has fetched was the Miami Dolphins for $1.1 billion in 2009.