This day in baseball: Ueberroth elected

On March 3, 1984, Peter Ueberroth was elected the MLB’s sixth commissioner, replacing Bowie Kuhn.  Ueberroth was also the president of the 1984 Olympic Committee, when the Olympics were held in Los Angeles.  As a condition of his hiring, Ueberroth increased the commissioner’s fining ability from $5,000 to $250,000, and his salary was raised to $450,000, nearly double what Kuhn was paid.

Peter Ueberroth

Peter Ueberroth (ABC News)

One Comment on “This day in baseball: Ueberroth elected”

  1. verdun2 says:

    Always thought he was an underrated Commissioner. Thanks for reminding me about him.

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