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Nelson Doubleday, Jr. (July 20, 1933–June 17, 2015) was the president of Doubleday (1978-1986). He was instrumental in the company's purchase of the New York Mets in 1980.

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In 1980 he bought the Mets franchise after Charles Shipman Payson sold the team. He had also served as chairman of the board from 1980-1990 replacing Lorinda de Roulet. In that role he was Principal Owner/Owner (1993-2000) and the Chairman/Owner (2001-2002). In 2002 he had sold the team to his partner Fred Wilpon.

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