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Sport Cardinals owner Bill Bidwill dies at the age of 88

21:55  02 october  2019
21:55  02 october  2019 Source:   nbcsports.com

Longtime Cardinals owner William V. Bidwill dies at 88

  Longtime Cardinals owner William V. Bidwill dies at 88 He owned one of the oldest franchises in professional football and rarely talked about it. © APWF FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2012, file photo, Arizona Cardinals owner Bill Bidwill, front, and his son, team president Michael Bidwill, stand on the sidelines prior to an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, in Glendale, Ariz. William V. Bidwill, who owned the NFLs Cardinals franchise in three cities, has died. He was 88. The team announced that Bidwill passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. A cause of death wasnt immediately given. (AP Photo/Paul Connors, File) William V.

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 20:  Team owner Bill Bidwill of the St. Louis Cardinals looks on from the field before a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Three Rivers Stadium on October 20, 1985 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The Steelers defeated the Cardinals 23-10. (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images) © George Gojkovich/Getty Images PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 20: Team owner Bill Bidwill of the St. Louis Cardinals looks on from the field before a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Three Rivers Stadium on October 20, 1985 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers defeated the Cardinals 23-10. (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)

The Arizona Cardinals announced the death of owner Bill Bidwill on Wednesday. He was 88.

Bidwill’s father, Charles, a prominent Chicago sports figure and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, purchased the Cardinals in 1932. Charles ran the club until his death in 1947.

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Charles’ wife, Violet, ran the team for 15 years before Bill and brother, Charles Jr., became co-owners. In 1972, after 10 seasons as co-owner, Bill became sole owner.

The Cardinals named Bill a Cardinals vice president during his undergraduate days at Georgetown University. The Chicago native returned to his hometown from the Navy in 1956 to begin assisting family interests that included football.

When the Cardinals moved to St. Louis in 1960, Bidwill returned to the organization on a full-time basis.

Bidwill’s wife of nearly 56 years, Nancy, died in August 2016. The couple were married in September of 1960 and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2010. Bidwill has five children and 10 grandchildren.

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