Vinicio "Vinny" Castilla Soria is a Mexican-born former Major League Baseball third baseman who played his best years with the Colorado Rockies and Atlanta Braves. He played with the Atlanta Braves, Colorado Rockies, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Houston Astros, Washington Nationals, San Diego Padres, he serves as a special assistant to the Rockies GM Jeff Bridich. The Atlanta Braves purchased Castilla's contract from the Saltillo club out of the Mexican League in 1990, he made his MLB debut as a shortstop for the Braves on September 9, 1991. For the 1992 season he only appeared in 8 games. In November 1992 he was selected by the Rockies in the expansion draft. For the 1993 season he played hitting 9 home runs and 9 triples in 105 games as a shortstop. In 1994 his playing time was reduced due to the acquisition of shortstop Walt Weiss and the 1994-95 Major League Baseball strike. Castilla only saw action in 52 games. After the departure of starting third baseman Charlie Hayes, Castilla was the leading candidate to man third base for the 1995 season.
This, along with the help of manager Don Baylor, was the turning point in Castlla's career, hitting.319 with 17 home runs and 48 runs batted in by the All Star break, earning him a backup spot in the All Star team. He was named the starting third baseman for the NL after Matt Williams was out with an injury, he finished the season with 32 home runs and 90 RBIs. In the NLDS against Atlanta he hit.467 with 3 home runs. Many considered Castilla's numbers to be a fluke because of playing at the friendly confines of a thin-air Denver stadium, a stigma that would follow Vinny for most of his Colorado career. However, in 1996 he surpassed his numbers from the previous year, his 40th home run came on the last game of the season, he finished the year hitting.304 with 40 home runs, including 2 Grand Slams for a total of 113 RBIs. For the 1997 season he would have the same totals of home runs, RBIs and batting average as well as 3 multi-homer games on the year. Castilla's most productive season was 1998, earning his second All-Star and his first Home Run Derby selection in front of his home crowd in Colorado.
Playing in all 162 games he finished the season with 46 home runs, 144 RBIs, 206 hits, 380 total bases,108 runs scored and a.319 batting average, good enough numbers to finish 11th in the NL MVP ballot. On April 4, 1999, Castilla was a part of history as the Rockies played their Opening Day contest in his native Mexico at Estadio de Béisbol Monterrey in Monterrey; the game marked the first time Major League Baseball commenced the regular season outside of the United States or Canada. The Rockies' opponent were the defending National League champion San Diego Padres. Castilla delighted the crowd with four hits including a double, as Colorado won 8–2. On June 6, 1999, Castilla produced his first career three-home run game against the Milwaukee Brewers, he finished the season with 102 RBIs. Prior to the 2000 season, Castilla was sent to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, a team that featured veteran sluggers Jose Canseco, Greg Vaughn and Fred McGriff. However, he played only in 85 games, hitting for 6 home runs.
The following year, he played only 24 games for Tampa Bay before being traded to the Houston Astros. After playing only 24 games for Tampa Bay at the beginning of the 2001 season, Castilla went to play for the Houston Astros where he re-discovered his power at the plate, he played in 122 games, hitting 23 home runs and 82 RBIs, making it to the post season with the Astros, where he hit.273 with a solo home run in the NLDS. He was signed as a free agent by the Braves in 2002. Although his offensive numbers declined, he established himself as a premier defender at third base, leading the league in fielding average with.982. In the post season he hit a solid.320 with 4 RBIs. He played another season with the Braves in 2003, finishing the year with 22 homers and 76 runs batted in, he returned for a second stint with the Colorado Rockies for the 2004 season and had a tremendous year, hitting 43 doubles and 35 home runs, led the league with 131 RBIs. Defensively Castilla had arguably his best season at third base, leading the league in fielding average and committing only 6 errors all year long.
Inexplicably he was denied of Silver Slugger Award or All Star Game considerations. He moved on to play with the Washington Nationals in 2005, hitting 12 home runs and 66 RBIs in 142 games, he finished second among third basemen in fielding average, with.970. In 2006, he played 72 games for the San Diego Padres before being released, he signed with the Rockies for a third time to finish his career in Colorado. His last home run with the Rockies came on September 9, 2006 giving him a total of 239, good for 3rd all time in franchise history. Always a fan favorite in Colorado, Castilla was the last player to retire from the original 1993 Colorado roster; as of 2018 he is the all-time home run leader among Mexican-born players. He was selected twice to the All Star Game, he drove in 100 + runs five times. At the peak of his career he averaged 112 RBIs. In post season play he finished with a. 350 average with 5 homers and 12 RBIs. He played in 16 seasons for six different clu
Elmer Dessens Jusaino is a Mexican former professional baseball pitcher in Major League Baseball. Elmer Dessens was born on January 1971 in Hermosillo, Mexico. At age 10, he worked as a newspaper boy. Dessens graduated from Carrera Technical High School, he is married to Lorenia and has three sons, Elmer Jr. Erick, Edward Dessens enjoys fishing and is a Los Angeles Lakers fan. Dessens was signed as an amateur free agent by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1993, he made his major league debut with the Pirates in 1996 and pitched with them until 1998. The Pirates released him at the end of spring training in 1999, he pitched that season for the Yomiuri Giants of the Nippon Professional Baseball League in Japan. Dessens returned to the major leagues in 2000 with the Cincinnati Reds and pitched for them for three seasons. During the 2002–03 offseason, Dessens was involved in a four-team trade that sent him to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Dessens stayed with the Diamondbacks until August 2004, when the Los Angeles Dodgers acquired him for a minor leaguer to bolster their bullpen for the stretch run.
That October, Dessens pitched in the postseason for the first and, to date, last time, appearing in one game during the Dodgers' Division Series loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. Dessens pitched one more season for the Dodgers became a free agent in the offseason. Prior to the 2006 season, Dessens signed with the Kansas City Royals. In July, the Dodgers reacquired Dessens from the Royals for pitcher Odalis Pérez and two minor leaguers, again to bolster their bullpen. While the Dodgers did win the wild card that season, Dessens did not appear as the Dodgers were swept in the Division Series to the New York Mets. In March 2007, Dessens was traded from the Dodgers to the Milwaukee Brewers for reserve outfielder Brady Clark and cash. In early August he was released by the Brewers, but a few days he signed a minor league deal with the Colorado Rockies, he started 5 games for the Rockies, going 1–1 with a 7.58 ERA. He became a free agent at the end of the season. In January 2008, Dessens signed a minor league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, but was released during spring training.
He spent most of the 2008 season in the Mexican League with the Diablos Rojos del México. After pitching the final game of the league championship against the Sultanes de Monterrey, he signed a major league contract with the Atlanta Braves in August. After the season, Dessens again became a free agent. In February 2009, Dessens signed a minor league deal with the New York Mets. Dessens made his Mets debut on June 2009 against the St. Louis Cardinals, he was designated for assignment on July 30. He had his contract purchased on August 6, 2009, when Jon Niese was placed on the 60-Day disabled list. In December 2009, Dessens signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets for the 2010 season. On February 8, 2011, it was reported that Dessens had signed a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants that included an invitation to spring training. However, on February 14, it was reported, he is an assistant pitching coach for the Arizona League Reds. Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference
Jorge Luís Cantú Guzmán is an American-born Mexican professional baseball infielder for the Diablos Rojos del México of the Mexican League. He played in Major League Baseball for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Cincinnati Reds, Florida Marlins, Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres, in the KBO League for the Doosan Bears. Cantú throws right-handed, he was born in McAllen, went to Sharyland High School, but was raised and makes his home in Reynosa, Mexico. Cantú was spotted by a scout while playing in a Junior Olympic tournament in Mexico City while in high school, offered a contract with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at age 16. In 2003, Cantú played for the Mexico national team in the regional Olympic qualifying tournament, his team defeated the U. S. team, eliminating them from the 2004 summer games in Athens. Cantú made his major league debut with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 2004 season, batting.301 with two home runs and 17 runs batted in in 50 games played. In 2005, Cantú began the season expecting to play a utilityman role, but due to the retirement of second baseman Roberto Alomar during spring training, he became the full-time second baseman.
He showcased his talents, having a breakout year, was named the Devil Rays Most Valuable Player by Tampa Bay sportswriters, after hitting.289 with 28 home runs, 117 RBIs, 40 doubles, 171 hits in 150 games. Cantú was a valuable young player for the rebuilding Devil Rays, who finished last in the American League that season. In 2006 however, he had a down year, his production from the previous year dropped precipitously, as he hit just.249 with 14 home runs and 62 RBIs. The following season, he failed to make the Opening Day 25-man roster for 2007, was assigned instead to the Triple-A Durham Bulls, he threatened not to report, demanded a trade. However, on the April 4, 2007, edition of ESPN's Baseball Tonight, Cantú retracted his trade demand and said he would voluntarily report to Durham, he hit just.207 with 4 RBIs in 25 games with Tampa Bay that year. On July 28, 2007, Cantú was traded to the Cincinnati Reds along with minor league outfielder Shaun Cumberland for pitchers Brian Shackelford and Calvin Medlock.
With the Reds, he hit.298 with 1 home run and 9 RBI. During the 2007 season, he played first base as he played 21 games at first base, 2 games at second base and 1 game at third base; the Reds released him during the offseason on December 5 of that year. On January 4, 2008, the Florida Marlins signed Cantú to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. On March 22, Jose Castillo was claimed off waivers by the San Francisco Giants, opening the door for a possible roster spot for Cantú. Cantú was added to the active roster on March 27. Cantú impressed the Marlins so much during spring training that he was named the team's starting third baseman, he spent the season hitting third in the Marlins lineup. On September 12, Cantú hit his 25th home run of the season joining Hanley Ramírez, Dan Uggla, Mike Jacobs as the first group of infielders on the same team to have 25 or more home runs. Cantú finished the year with a career high 29 home runs, 95 RBI, a.277 batting Average. In the offseason Cantú signed a 1-year, $4.5 million contract, avoiding arbitration.
After spring training 2009, the Marlins announced that they would shift Cantú to first base after Gaby Sánchez struggled in the spring, Emilio Bonifacio would play third base. Cantú's left wrist was injured during the third game of the 2009 season and he was forced to miss five games, he played well after returning to the lineup despite lingering pain. On May 4, he was named the National League Player of the Week. Cantú started the 2010 season with a 21-game hitting streak Cantú hit his 100th career home run on June 23, 2010. On July 29, 2010, Cantú was dealt to the Texas Rangers for Omar Poveda. Though he was a good home run and RBI hitter when in Florida, Cantú did not hit a single home run or RBI in his first 83 plate appearances for the Rangers. However, on September 25, he got his first RBI, his first home run, the latter giving his team a 4–3 lead, which turned out to be the final score, clinching the Rangers' their first divisional title since 1999; that year he played in the World Series with the Rangers.
Cantú signed a one-year deal with the San Diego Padres on January 26, 2011. He was designated for assignment on June 15 and released on June 21. On July 30, 2011, Jorge Cantú was signed by the Colorado Rockies to a minor league contract, he was never called up to the Majors. On January 6, 2012, Cantù signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, he played in 24 games for the Salt Lake Bees. He was released on April 30, 2012. On March, 2013, Jorge signed with the Tigers de Quintana Roo Mexican team. Due to an injury he was limited throughout the season but still led the team with 31 Home Runs in 83 games, he played DH, leading the team to a Championship. In 2014, he played in Korea with the Bears. For the 2015 season, Cantú came back to play in Mexico, led the Tigres de Quintana Roo to another title run. During the season, he was an All-Star; this year saw a slight decline in home runs, hitting just 25 for the year, but finishing up with 100 RBI's for the regular season with 75 runs in 106 games played.
Cantú was traded to the Toros de Tijuana on June 20, 2016. On December 17, 2018, Cantú was traded to the Diablos Rojos del México of the Mexican League. Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangrap
Erubiel Durazo Cárdenas is a Mexican former professional baseball player. Durazo played for the Oakland Athletics in Major League Baseball, he helped the Diamondbacks by hitting a 2-out, 2-run home run off Tom Glavine in Game 5 of the 2001 National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves, which proved to be the series-winner, the Diamondbacks went on to win the 2001 World Series. Durazo enjoyed his best season in 2004 when he hit.321 with 88 RBI with Oakland. However, his career was derailed by injuries. In 2006, the Texas Rangers invited him to spring training, but he did not make the major league club, he split the 2006 season between the Triple A Oklahoma Redhawks of the Rangers organization, the Triple A Columbus Clippers of the New York Yankees organization, the Triple A Rochester Red Wings of the Minnesota Twins organization. Durazo was invited to 2007 spring training by the Oakland Athletics, where he played well, but was released before the start of the season, he joined Sultanes de Monterrey of the Mexican League.
On July 17, 2007, Durazo signed a minor league contract with the Yankees, playing in 29 games for their Triple-A team. Durazo became a free agent at the end of the season, he resides in Chandler, Arizona with his wife Martha and their daughter Mariana Durazo. Durazo has been playing in Mexico for the Naranjeros de Hermosillo since the 1997–1998 season in which he was the rookie of the year. For the 2009–2010 Mexican Pacific League season he was sent to Águilas de Mexicali, but that same season he was sent on loan to Yaquis de Obregón. Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or The Baseball Cube MLB Statistics and Photos
Juan Gabriel Castro is a Mexican former Major League Baseball infielder. He played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, Minnesota Twins, Baltimore Orioles, Philadelphia Phillies during his 17-year career. Castro threw right-handed, he was known for his defensive ability during his career. He was a backup. Castro was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1991 and began his trek through the minor leagues with the Great Falls Dodgers in 1991, he followed that up with time spent with the Bakersfield Dodgers, San Antonio Missions and Albuquerque Dukes. He was selected to the Texas League All-Star Team while with San Antonio in 1994. Castro made his major league debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers on September 2, 1995 against the Montreal Expos as a defensive replacement at third base, he got his first at bat on September 11 and recorded his first career hit in his first career start, on the final day of the season, October 1, against the San Diego Padres. Playing for the Dodgers was meaningful for Castro, as he idolized fellow Mexican and former Dodgers pitching ace Fernando Valenzuela as a child.
Castro played for the Dodgers through the 1999 season. His primary position was shortstop, but he backed up at second base and third base. After seeing little playing time during the 1999 season, Castro was traded by the Dodgers to the Cincinnati Reds for Kenny Lutz on April 1, 2000, just before the start of the season, he played with the Reds from 2000 to 2004 as a utility player. In 2003, he batted.253 /.290 /.388 with career highs of 33 RBIs. In 2005, Castro was signed by the Minnesota Twins as a backup to rookie shortstop Jason Bartlett. Bartlett struggled and Castro saw increased playing time, he batted.257/.279/.386, his 9 sacrifices were 7th in the league. On June 15, 2006, Castro was traded back to the Cincinnati Reds for minor league outfielder Brandon Roberts. On April 21, 2008, he was designated for assignment by the Reds. On May 2, 2008, he became a free agent. After spending some time playing for the Colorado Rockies' Triple-A affiliate, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, he was traded to the Baltimore Orioles on July 19, was added to the major league roster.
Castro started more games at shortstop than any other player in 2008 for the Orioles. He became a free agent at the end of the season and on January 4, 2009, he signed a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training with his original team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, he spent the season as a backup infielder and filed for free agency again. Castro agreed to a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies on November 24. Castro temporarily replaced Jimmy Rollins at shortstop. Playing third base, Castro fielded the ground ball and threw to first, completing the 27th and final out of Roy Halladay's perfect game. Castro was released by the Phillies on July 17, 2010, returned to the Dodgers on a minor-league contract on July 27, 2010; the Dodgers called him up to the Majors on August 11, 2010. He appeared in one game and was designated for assignment on August 21; the Dodgers had intended to recall him when rosters expanded in September, but he chose to remain home to attend to an ailing family member.
He became a free agent after the season but re-signed with the Dodgers on a minor league contract that included an invitation to spring training. He was assigned to the AAA Albuquerque Isotopes. On May 13, 2011, he had his contract purchased by the Dodgers. After appearing in seven games, during which he was 4 for 14, he was again designated for assignment on June 6, he retired from baseball on July 10, 2011. Over 17 years in the major leagues, he batted.229/.268/.327. Castro agreed to a new position as a special assistant to the General Manager with the Dodgers, with involvement in player development and talent evaluation, he was a coach with the Mexico national baseball team in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. Castro was the Dodgers minor league infield coordinator in 2015. In 2016, he was added to the Dodgers major league staff in the newly created post of Quality Assurance Coach. After the 2017 season, he left the Dodgers to become the director of operations for the Tijuana Toros in the Mexican League.
In 2018, Castro returned to the Mexican Pacific League to manage the Águilas de Mexicali, his second stint as manager of the club. Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference Warning: Template:Baseballstats cube= parameter should be updated to a numeric value
2006 World Baseball Classic
The 2006 World Baseball Classic was the inaugural tournament between national baseball teams that included players from Major League Baseball. It was held from March 3 to 20 in stadiums that are around Tokyo, Japan; the first two rounds had a round-robin format, which led to two teams being eliminated on run difference tiebreakers: in the first round, Canada was eliminated despite its 2–1 record, due to a blowout loss to Mexico as well as failing to run up the score on South Africa. The higher-seeded teams advanced to the second round, including Puerto Rico and Venezuela, as well as the teams mentioned elsewhere in this summary. Although South Korea defeated Japan twice in the earlier rounds, they were matched against each other again in the semifinals as the two teams emerging from the same second round pool, Japan won that game to advance to the final against Cuba. Japan defeated Cuba 10–6 to be crowned the first champion of the World Baseball Classic. Daisuke Matsuzaka, a NPB veteran, little-known outside Japan at the time, was crowned the Most Valuable Player of the tournament.
The following year he made his debut with the Boston Red Sox. The first World Baseball Classic featured 16 teams in a round-robin; each team played the other three teams in their pool once. Teams were ranked by winning percentage in the first round, with the top two teams in each pool advancing to the second round, where the teams from Pools A and B and the teams from Pools C and D competed against each other in another round-robin. Teams were ranked by winning percentage in the second round, without regard to the results of the first round, with the top two teams from each pool entered a four-team single-elimination bracket, with the pool winners and runners-up from each pool facing each other in the semifinals; the winners of the semifinals met to determine the World Baseball Classic Champions. In the final, the team with the higher winning percentage of games in the tournament were to be the home team. If the teams competing in the final had identical winning percentages in the tournament World Baseball Classic, Inc. would conduct a coin flip or draw to determine the home team.
In the first two rounds, ties were to be broken in the following order of priority: The winner of head-to-head games between the tied teams. Each participating national federation submitted a 45-man provisional roster. Final rosters of 28 players, which must include a minimum of 13 pitchers and two catchers, were submitted. If a player on the submitted roster was unable to play due to injury, he could be substituted at any time before the start of the tournament. Seven stadiums were used during the tournament: The teams selected for the inaugural World Baseball Classic were chosen because they were judged to be the "best baseball-playing nations in the world and provide global representation for the event." There was no official qualifying competition. NOTE: Tiebreaker notes: HTH − Head-to-head. RA − Runs against. IPD − Innings. RA/9 − The index of /IPD. NOTE: Tiebreaker notes: HTH − Head-to-head. RA − Runs against. IPD − Innings. RA/9 − The index of /IPD. NOTE: Tiebreaker notes: HTH − Head-to-head.
RA − Runs against. IPD − Innings. RA/9 − The index of /IPD. NOTE: Tiebreaker notes: HTH − Head-to-head. RA − Runs against. IPD − Innings. RA/9 − The index of /IPD. NOTE: Tiebreaker notes: HTH − Head-to-head. RA − Runs against. IPD − Innings. RA/9 − The index of /IPD. NOTE: Tiebreaker notes: HTH − Head-to-head. RA − Runs against. IPD − Innings. RA/9 − The index of /IPD. Organizer WBCI did not compute. So, it was calculated by IBAF. In the final standings, ties were to be broken in the following order of priority: The team allowing the fewest runs per nine innings in all games. There were several rule changes from normal major league play. Pitchers were held to a pitch count of 65 pitches in the first round, 80 pitches in the second round, 95 in the championship round. (Netherlands pitcher Shairon Martis used 65 pitches to throw the only no-hitter of the tournament, a 10–0 win over Panama, stopped by the mercy rule [se
The Houston Chronicle is the largest daily newspaper in Houston, United States. As of April 2016, it is the third-largest newspaper by Sunday circulation in the United States, behind only the New York Times and Los Angeles Times. With its 1995 buy-out of long-time rival the Houston Post, the Chronicle became Houston's newspaper of record; the Houston Chronicle is the largest daily paper owned and operated by the Hearst Corporation, a held multinational corporate media conglomerate with $10 billion in revenues. The paper employs nearly 2,000 people, including 300 journalists and photographers; the Chronicle has bureaus in Washington, D. C. and Austin. It reports; the publication serves as the "newspaper of record" of the Houston area. Headquartered in the Houston Chronicle Building at 801 Texas Avenue, Downtown Houston, the Houston Chronicle is now located at 4747 Southwest Freeway, it has two websites: houstonchronicle.com. Chron.com is free and has breaking news, traffic, pop culture, events listings, city guides.
Houstonchronicle.com, launched in 2012 and accessible after subscription purchase, contains analysis, reporting and everything found in the daily newspaper. From its inception, the practices and policies of the Houston Chronicle were shaped by strong-willed personalities who were the publishers; the history of the newspaper can be best understood. The Houston Chronicle was founded in 1901 by a former reporter for the now-defunct Houston Post, Marcellus E. Foster. Foster, covering the Spindletop oil boom for the Post, invested in Spindletop and took $30 of the return on that investment — at the time equivalent to a week's wages — and used it to fund the Chronicle; the Chronicle's first edition was published on October 14, 1901 and sold for two cents per copy, at a time when most papers sold for five cents each. At the end of its first month in operation, the Chronicle had a circulation of 4,378 — one tenth of the population of Houston at the time. Within the first year of operation, the paper consolidated the Daily Herald.
In 1908, Foster asked Jesse H. Jones, a local businessman and prominent builder, to construct a new office and plant for the paper, "and offered half-interest in the newspaper as a down payment, with twenty years to pay the remainder. Jones agreed, the resulting Chronicle Building was one of the finest in the South."Under Foster, the paper's circulation grew from about 7,000 in 1901 to 75,000 on weekdays and 85,000 on Sundays by 1926. Foster continued to write columns under the pen name Mefo, drew much attention in the 1920s for his opposition to the Ku Klux Klan, he sold the rest of his interest to Jesse H. Jones on June 1926 and promptly retired. In 1911, City Editor George Kepple started Goodfellows. On a Christmas Eve in 1911, Kepple passed a hat among the Chronicle's reporters to collect money to buy toys for a shoe-shine boy. Goodfellows continues today through donations made by its readers, it has grown into a citywide program that provides needy children between the ages of two and ten with toys during the winter holidays.
In 2003, Goodfellows distributed 250,000 toys to more than 100,000 needy children in the Greater Houston area. In 1926, Jesse H. Jones became the sole owner of the paper, he had approached Foster about selling, Foster had answered, "What will you give me?". Jones described the buyout of Foster as follows: Wanting to be liberal with Foster if I bought him out, since he had created the paper and owned most of the stock, had made a success of it, I thought for a while before answering and asked him how much he owed, he replied,'On real estate and everything about 200,000 dollars.' I said to him that I would give him 300,000 dollars in cash, having in mind that this would pay his debts and give him 100,000 spending money. In addition, I would give him a note for 500,000 secured by a mortgage on the Chronicle Building, the note to be payable at the rate of 35,000 a year for thirty-five years, which I figured was about his expectancy. I would pay him 20,000 dollars a year as editor of the paper and 6,000 dollars a year to continue writing the daily front-page column,'MEFO,' on the condition that either of us could cancel the editorship and/or the MEFO-column contracts on six months notice, that, if I canceled both the column and the editorship, I would give him an additional 6,000 dollars a year for life.
I considered the offer more than the Chronicle was worth at the time. No sooner had I finished stating my proposition than he said,'I will take it,' and the transaction was completed accordingly. In 1937, Jesse H. Jones transferred ownership of the paper to the newly established Houston Endowment Inc. Jones retained the title of publisher until his death in 1956. According to The Handbook of Texas Online, the Chronicle represented conservative political views during the 1950s: "...the Chronicle represented the conservative political interests of the Houston business establishment. As such, it eschewed controversial political topics, such as integration or the impacts of rapid economic growth on life in the city, it did not perform investigative journalism. This resulted in a stodgy newspaper. By 1959, circulation of the rival Houston Post had pulled ahead of the Chronicle."Jones, a lifelong Democrat who organized the Democratic National Convention to be in Houston in 1928, who spent long years in public service first under the Wilson administration, helping to found the Red Cross