King's Son Interested in Buying into Mets

NEW YORK (AP) - The son of Martin Luther King Jr. is reportedly
interested in becoming a minority owner of the New York Mets.

The New York Post reported Sunday that Martin Luther King III is part of a bid that includes former Mets first baseman Ed Kranepool, Donn Clendenon Jr. and television executive Larry Meli.

Clendenon's father was MVP of the Mets' 1969 World Series victory.

Meli said that King, who runs the King Center in Atlanta, is coming to New York this week to meet with Mets owner Fred Wilpon and his son, chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon.

The Wilpons said Friday that they were looking to sell a 20 percent to 25 percent interest in the team.

The announcement came after they were named in a lawsuit from the trustee trying to reclaim money for the victims of the Bernard Madoff swindle.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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