Sparta, NJ, resident Michael Perry serves as head of marketing at ClubsGalore, a company specializing in gifts for all occasions that are delivered on a subscription basis. From Sparta, Michael Perry cheers for his favorite baseball team, the Chicago Cubs.
As reported by Fortune magazine, the Chicago Cubs are on an upward trajectory. After finishing in fifth place for five straight years in the National League Central Division, the Cubs made it to the post season for the first time since 2008. Additionally, first baseman Kris Bryant won Rookie of the Year, and Jake Arrieta took home the Cy Young Award.
With the addition of Ben Zobrist, John Lackey, and Jason Howard, the Cubs are strong contenders for the 2016 World Series title. The team acquired these free agent stars in contract deals totaling $275 million.
Revenue hit $340 million for 2015, up from $302 million the previous year, and for the preceding four seasons the team remunerated $176 million as their revenue share to Major League Baseball, the third highest in the league. The Cubs’ team value also rose 22 percent to $2.2 billion.