Paul Dolan (baseball)

Paul Joseph Dolan (born July 7, 1958[1] in Chardon, Ohio), is an attorney and Major League Baseball (MLB) team executive who is currently part-owner, chairman, and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Cleveland Indians.[2] Dolan is also the "control person" for the team. [3][4][5]

Paul Dolan
Paul Joseph Dolan

July 7, 1958 (age 61)[1]
MLB Team Owner/Executive
ChildrenPeter Dolan and Lawrence Dolan

Early life

Dolan was born and raised in the Cleveland, Ohio suburb of Chardon, as one of six children of Larry and Eva Dolan. Dolan attended high school at the Gilmour Academy in Gates Mills, Ohio, and upon graduation attended college at St. Lawrence University, and upon graduation went on to earn his law degree at Notre Dame Law School in 1983.[4]


After graduating from law school, Dolan was hired as an attorney for his father's law firm (Thrasher, Dinsmore, and Dolan), eventually becoming a partner in 1992.[6]

In 2000, Larry Dolan purchased the Cleveland Indians baseball team. Upon his father taking control of the team, Dolan was hired as a vice president and general counsel. In 2004, Dolan was promoted to team president, and in 2011 promoted again to chairman/CEO.[7]

In 2013, Dolan was approved by the team owners of MLB as the "control person" of the Indians; the Associated Press describes this new role as "controlling owner". This new designation means that Dolan oversees the day to day team operations, and is responsible for compliance with MLB rules and regulations.[4][5]

Though officially listed as Chairman/CEO by the team, Dolan is sometimes referred to as an owner of the Indians, as the team is considered to be a family asset due to being purchased through various Dolan Family trusts.[2][8][9][10]


Dolan's son Peter was selected by the Indians in the 33rd round of the 2014 MLB Draft as a third baseman out of Gilmour Academy.[10] His brother Matt is a state senator in Ohio, and his cousin James is owner of the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Awards and honors

(as a member of the Indians ownership/front office)


  1. ^ a b "Birth reference search results for Paul Joseph Dolan". Retrieved February 22, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Details of Dolan Family ownership". Sports Business Daily. Retrieved 2014-06-08.
  3. ^ "Indians front office". Cleveland Indians. Retrieved 2014-04-25.
  4. ^ a b c Bastian, Jordan (January 10, 2013). "CEO Dolan approved as Indians' control person". Major League Baseball. Retrieved February 12, 2014. On Thursday, Major League owners voted during a quarterly ownership meeting to formally approve the designation of chairman/CEO Paul Dolan as the 'control person' for the Cleveland Indians, Commissioner Bud Selig announced.
  5. ^ a b "Dolan named Indians "Controlling Owner"". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2014-04-25.
  6. ^ "Dolan bio". Business Week. Retrieved 2014-04-25.
  7. ^ "Dolan named Indians "Control Person"". WKRK-FM. Retrieved 2014-04-25.
  8. ^ "Indians owner defends recent trades". ESPN. Retrieved 2014-06-08.
  9. ^ "Pluto interviews Dolan". Cleveland Plain Dealer. Retrieved 2014-06-08.
  10. ^ a b "Indians draft Dolan". Lorain Morning Journal. Retrieved 2014-06-08.

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Dolan (surname)

Dolan (Irish: Ó Duibhlin) is a surname of Irish origin. Notable people with the surname include:

Andy Dolan (1920–1971), Scottish footballer

B. Dolan, American hip hop artist and poet

Cameron Dolan, American Rugby Player on European Guinness Pro 12 League (Union), and formerly in the English Premiership Rugby Union

Charles Dolan, founder of HBO and chairman of Cablevision Systems Corporation

Charles Dolan (Irish politician), Irish Member of Parliament

Daniel Dolan, Traditional Catholic bishop

Daria Dolan, financial journalist and wife of Ken Dolan

Ellen Dolan, American actress

Eamonn Dolan, football coach and former player

Ethan Dolan, YouTube creator who got famous through the app Vine.

Grayson Dolan, like his brother a YouTube creator who got famous through the app Vine. Their YouTube channel The Dolan Twins has over 4 million subscribers

Geoff Dolan, New Zealand entertainer

James L. Dolan, son of Charles Dolan, and president and chief executive officer of Cablevision

James Dolan (computer security expert), co-developer of SecureDrop

James Dolan (Irish politician), TD for Leitrim 1921–1932

James H. Dolan, second President of Fairfield University

Jamie Dolan (1969–2008), Scottish footballer

Jemma Dolan, member of the Northern Ireland Assembly

Joe Dolan, Irish singer

John Dolan (writer)

Jonathan Dolan, member of the Missouri State Senate

Ken Dolan, financial journalist and husband of Daria Dolan

Larry Dolan, owner of the Cleveland Indians and brother of Charles Dolan

Monica Dolan, English actress

Paul Dolan (baseball), chairman and CEO of the Cleveland Indians and son of Larry Dolan

Paul Dolan (soccer), Canadian soccer player

Peter R. Dolan, former CEO of Bristol-Myers Squibb

Richard M. Dolan, American ufologist

Robert E. Dolan, conductor, composer and arranger

Robert J. Dolan (educator), University of Michigan dean

Robert J. Dolan (politician), mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts

Satellite Sisters, five radio personalities, all surnamed Dolan

Terence Dolan, Irish lexicographer and radio personality

Terry Dolan (football manager), English football manager

Terry Dolan (US political figure), U.S. Republican political figure

Timothy Dolan, Catholic Cardinal and Archbishop of New York

Tom Dolan, U. S. Olympic swimmer

Tom Dolan (baseball), American baseball catcher

Tom Dolan (engineer), of NASA's Apollo project

The Dolan Twins, former Viners, now YouTubers

Walter J. Dolan, American politician

Xavier Dolan, Canadian actor and film director

Paul Dolan

Paul Dolan may refer to:

Paul Dolan (academic) (born 1968), professor and chair at the London School of Economics

Paul Dolan (athlete) (1927–?), Irish Olympic sprinter

Paul Dolan (baseball) (born 1958), chairman/CEO of the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball

Paul Dolan (soccer) (born 1966), former member of men's national soccer team in Canada

Culture and lore
Key personnel
Postseason appearances (14)
Division championships (10)
American League pennants (6)
World Series championships (2)
Hall of Fame inductees


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