Report: Jeb Bush drops effort to buy Marlins

Jeb Bush autographs a baseball during a 2015 campaign appearance in Central Florida. (George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post)

Former Florida Gov. and unsuccessful 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has ended his efforts to buy the Miami Marlins, according to an Associated Press report this afternoon.

Derek Jeter during the 2003 World Series. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post)

Bush and Yankee legend Derek Jeter were part of a group trying to buy the team.

It wasn’t the first pairing of a Bush family member and a Yankee icon. In 1948, George H.W. Bush met Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth at Yale when Bush was captain of Yale’s baseball squad.

Click here for more on the multi-generational ties between the Bush family and baseball.

Jeter remains interested in being part of a Marlins ownership group, the AP reports.

Author: George Bennett

George Bennett has been a Palm Beach Post reporter since 1992. He grew up in Bethesda, Md. and is a graduate of The George Washington University. Follow him on Twitter @gbennettpost

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