Barring some unforeseen catastrophe, the Indianapolis Indians will turn a profit for the 34th consecutive season — and team president and chairman Max Schumacher is a major reason why.
Barring some unforeseen catastrophe, the Indianapolis Indians (Class AAA; International League) will turn a profit for the 34th consecutive season — and team president and chairman Max Schumacher is a major reason why.
The International League has an inordinately large number of well-run teams, and the Indians are close to the top of the heap: with regular dividends and profit sharing for the owners. The margin of profit is impressive: the team did $8.7 million in revenues last season and turned a profit of $1.2 million despite paying for all operational costs — and $500,000 in rent — for Victory Field.
Being in a good market helps, but the presence of two major-league teams — the Colts and the Pacers — doesn't. So the accomplishments of Schumacher and the Indians front office shouldn't be underestimated.
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