John Henry has now been the owner of the Boston Red Sox for 15 years. In that time, the team has enjoyed success unparalleled in the history of the organization. As he celebrates the 15 years in charge of the team, he has shown no indication that he is ready for his ownership run to end anytime soon.

Sticking around

Henry made his comments about remaining the owner of the Red Sox on Friday morning. They came in response to comments by chairman Tom Werner, who suggested that the current ownership's reign over the team wasn't going to last forever. Henry agreed that this was the case, but that the ownership team doesn't talk about when they should quit; they talk about how long they can keep doing what they're doing.

Henry's purchase of the Red Sox was approved in early 2002, shortly after he sold the Florida Marlins to Jeffrey Loria. The deal proved to be a good one for the new Boston owner: as the Marlins have struggled to gain traction at their new stadium in Miami, the Red Sox have become one of the strongest teams in the entire MLB.

Successful ownership

Since becoming the principal owner of the team, Henry has led a renaissance for one of baseball's most storied franchises. In 2004, the Red Sox won their first World Series in nearly a century when they took down the St. Louis Cardinals, Henry's favorite team as a child. They have won two more titles since, becoming one of the best run franchises in the sport.

He is also responsible for making sure Fenway Park wasn't torn down.

Henry has a large portfolio as an owner, though. He also owns The Boston Globe, the Liverpool soccer club, and is a co-owner of a NASCAR team, Roush Fenway Racing. At 67 years old, it's safe to wonder when he'll decide to take a step back from these obligations, or even when he'll get bored of his current investments and decide to branch out in a different direction.

For now, he has no intention of doing that with the Red Sox, which fans of the team should be delighted to hear, considering his role in the team's decade and a half of success.

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