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Rob Manfred

AKA Robert D. Manfred Jr.

Born: 28-Sep-1958
Birthplace: Rome, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Baseball

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Commissioner of Baseball

Harvard-educated attorney at Morgan Lewis & Bockius in the 1980s, when then-Commissioner Peter Ueberroth turned to that firm as Major League Baseball's outside counsel. Provided legal assistance during Baseball's 1990 Spring Training lockout of players, and was lead counsel for team owners during the 1994 players' strike leading to cancellation of that year's World Series. In 1998 he was hired as MLB's Executive Vice President of Labor Relations and Human Resources, where he led owners' negotiations with the Player's Union in 2002, 2006, and 2011. Seen as Commissioner Bud Selig's right-hand man in running the business, he was promoted to Chief Operations Officer in 2013, and succeeded Selig as Commissioner of Baseball in 2014.

Father: Robert D. Manfred Sr. (chemical engineer)
Mother: (teacher)
Wife: Colleen (m. 1982, three daughters, one son)
Daughter: Jane
Daughter: Mary Clare
Daughter: Megan
Son: Michael

    High School: Rome Free Academy, Rome, NY (1976, Valedictorian)
    University: Le Moyne College (attended 1976-78)
    University: BS, Cornell University (1980)
    Law School: JD, Harvard Law School (1983, magna cum laude)

    Major League Baseball Commissioner (2014-present)
    Major League Baseball COO (2013-14)
    Major League Baseball EVP of Economics and League Affairs (2012-13)
    Major League Baseball EVP of Labor Relations and Human Resources (1998-2012)
    Morgan Lewis & Bockius Partner (1991-98)
    Morgan Lewis & Bockius Associate, Labor Law (1984-91)
    Law Clerk to U.S. District Judge Joseph Tauro (1983-84)
    Harvard Law Review

Official Website:
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/about_mlb/executives.jsp?bio=manfred_rob


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