CommissionersofMajorLeagueBaseball

Posted on November 27, 2006, in Uncategorized, with 0 Comments

These nine leaders of America's National Pastime have crafted the future of the game through good times and bad.

  1. Kenesaw M. Landis 11-12-1920 - 11-25-1944 - The first Commissioner of Major League Baseball was responsible for restoring the integrity of the game in the public eye following the 1919 "Black Sox scandal."
  2. Albert B. "Happy" Chandler 04-24-1945 - 07-15-1951 - Approved the contract making Jackie Robinson first modern black major league player making him both loved and hated in the fan community.
  3. Ford C. Frick 09-20-1951 - 11-16-1965 - Journalist who covered the New York Yankees and created the Hall of Fame.
  4. William D. Eckert 11-17-1965 - 11-20-1968 - One of the most effective, yet forgettable commissioners who oversaw the funding and construction of bigger stadiums with long-term leases.
  5. Bowie K. Kuhn 02-04-1969 - 09-30-1984 - The voice of reason during one of the most disruptive times in the history of the game and the initiation of free agency.
  6. Peter V. Ueberroth 10-01-1984 - 09-30-1988 -Brought baseball back to prominence and profitability before heading the Olympics in L.A.
  7. A. Bartlett Giamatti 04-01-1989 - 09-01-1989 - Imposed lifetime suspension on baseball's all-time hit leader, Pete Rose, for gambling. Died of a heart attack five months after taking office.
  8. Francis "Fay" T. Vincent, Jr. 09-13-1989 - 09-07-1992 -Added two new National League teams & managed crises after the San Francisco Bay area was hit with a massive earthquake in 1989.
  9. Allan H. "Bud" Selig 09-07-1992 - Presided over strike that wiped out the World Series, instituted Interleague play & made the All-Star game count.

CommissionersofMajorLeagueBaseball

Posted on October 30, 2006, in Uncategorized, with 0 Comments

These nine leaders of America's National Pastime have crafted the future of the game through good times and bad.

  1. Kenesaw M. Landis (11-12-1920 - 11-25-1944) The first Commissioner of Major League Baseball was responsible for restoring the integrity of the game in the public eye following the 1919 "Black Sox scandal."
  2. Albert B. "Happy" Chandler (04-24-1945 - 07-15-1951) Approved the contract making Jackie Robinson first modern black major league player making him both loved and hated in the fan community.
  3. Ford C. Frick (09-20-1951 - 11-16-1965) Journalist who covered the New York Yankees and created the Hall of Fame.
  4. William D. Eckert (11-17-1965 - 11-20-1968) One of the most effective, yet forgettable commissioners who oversaw the funding and construction of bigger stadiums with long-term leases.
  5. Bowie K. Kuhn (02-04-1969 - 09-30-1984) The voice of reason during one of the most disruptive times in the history of the game and the initiation of free agency.
  6. Peter V. Ueberroth (10-01-1984 - 09-30-1988) Brought baseball back to prominence and profitability before heading the Olympics in L.A.
  7. A. Bartlett Giamatti (04-01-1989 - 09-01-1989) Imposed lifetime suspension on baseball's all-time hit leader, Pete Rose, for gambling. Died of a heart attack five months after taking office.
  8. Francis "Fay" T. Vincent, Jr. (09-13-1989 - 09-07-1992)
  9. Allan H. "Bud" Selig (09-07-1992 -) Presided over strike that wiped out the World Series, instituted Interleague play & made the All-Star game count.

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