02/09/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

The Final Chicago Cubs Bidders: Tom Ricketts, Marc Utay, Hersch Klaff

The sale of the Chicago Cubs has come down to three finalists, nearly two years after the team's owner, Tribune Co., put the storied franchise and Wrigley Field on the market. Originally there were 10 interested parties.

Tribune Co., which also owns the Chicago Tribune, has asked the trio to polish their offers before the company selects a winner, a decision that could come any day. The winner still would have to work out a sales contract and be approved by three-quarters of the 30 Major League Baseball owners. The finalists, who declined comment, are Cubs fans with deep ties to the city, though one resides in New York, one grew up in Omaha, Neb., and one moved here from South Africa.

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