There is a great blog called Heroes of Capitalism. What is the blog about? The authors say "What is a hero of capitalism? Someone who used private property* to produce wealth."
*Private property includes the tangible (like land) and intangible (like ideas).
Here are links to their posts on baseball people they have honored:
John A. "Bud" Hillerich
Hal Richman (inventor of the table top baseball game Strat-o-matic, which simulates the performance of actual major league players)
Daniel Okrent, Robert Sklar, Steve Wulf and Glen Waggoner (creators of Rotisserie League baseball, the forerunner of fantasy baseball)
Okrent has also written baseball books, including Nine Innings: The Anatomy of a Baseball Game in which you can learn alot about baseball and its history through his analysis of a single game, bewteen the Brewers and Orioles on June 10, 1982.