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75 leading SV CEO’s sign letter to MLB’s Selig urging him to approve moving the A’s to San Jose.

75 leading SV CEO’s sign letter to MLB’s Selig urging him to approve moving the A’s to San Jose.

SAN JOSE – Sept. 8, 2010 – Seventy-five of Silicon Valley’s leading CEO’s have signed a letter to baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig urging that he approve moving the Oakland A’s to San Jose, the nation’s 10th largest city.

The letter was organized through the efforts of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group- which also supports a downtown San Jose ballpark. The letter was sent to the commissioner Wednesday morning.

Among the 75 CEO’s who signed the letter were John Chambers, CEO of Cisco; Carol Bartz, CEO of Yahoo; John Doerr, Partner, Kleiner Perkins; Tom Werner, CEO of SunPower; Mike Klayko, CEO of Brocade; John Donahoe, CEO of Ebay; and Shantanu Narayen, CEO of Adobe.

The letter of support for moving the A’s to San Jose – and building a downtown ballpark – was organized by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.

The A’s are awaiting a decision from Selig on whether the club can move to San Jose, where the San Francisco Giants hold territorial rights. Major League Baseball formed a committee more than a year ago to study the issue. It’s unclear when that three-member group will finish its work or when Selig will make a decision.

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