The Quincy Gems (summer collegiate; Prospect League) have been sold by the Quincy Civic Center Authority to local investors already involved in running the team for $120,000.
The team has been owned and operated by the Quincy Civic Center Authority since 1996, but in recent years the team has lost money, and as a result the city has been seeking a buyer. They didn’t need to look far: the new owners are all involved in every aspect of the team’s operations, including concessions and baseball operations. From the Quincy Whig:
“We are happy to take the reins of not only a championship baseball team, but also a great part of Quincy’s tradition of sports,” Terry Martin said. “To keep the team here in Quincy was important to us. Now, we will have the opportunity to make a great sports franchise even better.”
Terry Martin will act as president of the organization and Chris Martin, his son, will be general manager. Jimmy Louthan will serve as vice president and Julie Louthan as secretary-treasurer.
Terry Martin has been the Gems’ general manager since 2012 and Chris Martin has been the team’s manager since 2007. Terry Martin expects his son to return to the bench next season. The Louthans own JJ’s Catering, which took over concession operations this season.
The sale has already been approved by the Prospect League.
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