Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Baseball, MLB, Commissioner, Fay Vincent
Vincent, Fay; Major League Baseball (Organization)
As I record this piece the baseball owners are meeting in Chicago to decide the future of Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent. He has been under fire for several months now. The immediate issues are Mr. Vincent's use of his powers to force a realignment, an attempt he abandoned earlier this week, and his renewed challenge to the power of the superstations like WGN and TBS. Some owners see the Commissioner as too friendly to the players and would like to remove him so that they could fly headlong into a struggle to the death with the MLBPA. They would reopen the contract at the end of the year, lock the players out, and try to force the end of arbitration. These owners are challenging both the commissioner's powers and the notion that a commissioner can not be removed from office.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Baseball Commissioner" (1992). On Sport and Society. 345.