John Antonucci (2)
John Antonucci (2)
|Born||February 4, 1954|
|Citizenship||United States of America|
John Antonucci (born February 4, 1954) is a third-generation wholesale food and beverage distributor from Youngstown, Ohio. He is most known for his brief tenure as principal owner and managing partner of the Colorado Rockies, a Major League Baseball expansion team.
Superior Beverage Group
In 1984, Antonucci became CEO of what is now Superior Beverage Group (formerly Superior Wholesale Grocery Company). He is currently chairman emeritus of the beer and wine distribution company. Superior Beverage was started by his grandfather (Marion) and father (Jack) and remains a private family-owned wholesale business.
Professional Sports Ventures
Antonucci, his business partner and friend Mickey Monus founded the World Basketball League (WBL). Antonucci and his father Jack, and Monus and his father Nathan, were original investors and inaugural majority owners of the Colorado Rockies MLB expansion team before scandal forced them to sell their stake in the franchise. Denver Post sports writer Woody Paige referred to Monus and Antonucci as a "couple of drugstore cowboys" in regard to their prospective ownership of the Rockies. Several years after relinquishing the team, Antonucci and Monus were featured in the PBS Frontline documentary "How to Steal 500 Million Dollars".
John was born to Jack and Eleanor Antonucci. He and his wife Marsha live in Bentleyville, Ohio in a home formerly owned by Stouffer hotel group executive William Hulett. John and Marsha have three daughters (Jessica, Stacey and Lauren).
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