St Louis Cardinals owner, Fred Saigh, pleads guilty and was convicted of income tax evasion.

He was entenced to 15 months in prison & fined $15,000.

National League President, Warren Giles, ordered Saigh to sell the baseball team, paving the way for Anheuser-Busch to purchase the storied franchise

Fred Saigh died December 29, 1999.

His estate benefited many charitable organizations. Fred also had a brother, ¬†William Saigh who was a professor at St Louis University and started a local restaurant chain, the “Lettuce Leaf.”