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  Eddie DeBartolo Jr. Awarded His Place In Football Immortality  
  Will Be Enshrined In Hall Of Fame:   February 11, 2016 Edition  
Edward J. DeBartolo Jr.
     Eddie DeBartolo Jr., 69, who grew up in Boardman on Danbury Dr., and later on Southwoods Dr., ‘made it,’ on his fourth and final consideration, for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, it was announced last Saturday night during nationally-televised ceremonies in San Francisco, Calif., on the eve of Super Bowl 50.
      Eddie, at the age of 31, and his father, American shopping mall pioneer Edward J. DeBartolo, bought 90 per cent of the San Francisco 49ers in 1977 for a little less than $17 million.
      ‘’When the 49ers were available, I contacted the Morabito ladies and made the deal. We paid less than $17 million for 90 percent. And then I turned the club over to Eddie and he’s done it. He has the whole financial obligation,” Mr. DeBartolo said of the deal.
      During the first years under Eddie, the Niners franchise didn’t win, spurring much criti...Read More >>
  The First Super Bowl Trophy Won By The San Francisco 49ers  
  February 11, 2016 Edition  
     THE FIRST SUPER BOWL TROPHY won by the San Francisco 49ers was on display during the winter of 1982 at special banquet held at the Fonderlac Country Club. Pictured on left is Edward J. DeBartolo Sr. and on right, Eddie DeBartolo Jr.
  Eddie DeBartolo Jr. Accepts 1990 Super Bowl Trophy  
  February 11, 2016 Edition  
     EDDIE DeBARTOLO JR. ACCEPTS THE TROPHY from NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue following the Niners 55-10 demolition of the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl XXIV held Jan. 28, 1990 at the Louisiana Superdome.
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