After becoming the highest paid athlete in American sport history, Kansas City Chief quarterback Patrick Mahomes has made his first big purchase; an ownership stake in the Kansas City Royals MLB team.
“We are very proud and excited to have Patrick as our partner in the ownership group of this franchise,” said John Sherman, the Royals’ Chairman, CEO and principal owner. “Along with the rest of Kansas City, I have watched Patrick compete and become an extraordinary leader, both on and off the football field.
“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.”
Mahomes is of course the son of former major league pitcher, Pat Mahomes Sr. Mahomes Jr. also has a deep baseball background.
Mahomes is the first of potentially many athletes/celebrity to purchase a Major League Baseball team.