MLB Commissioner Manfred gets four-year term extension through January 2029

July 28, 2023 0 Comments

Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Rob Manfred, 65, has had his term extended to 2029.

The 30 MLB clubs voted today to extend Manfred’s term for four more years. Manfred was previously elected to a second term through January 2025, and this decision gives him a second term through January 2029.

A Cornell Law graduate, Manfred joined the MLB Office of the Commissioner in 1998 and served as senior vice president of economic affairs, including labor relations. Elected by MLB clubs in August 2014 to succeed former Commissioner Bud Selig as the 10th Commissioner, Manfred began his term in January 2015.

During his tenure, Commissioner Manfred faced a labor dispute with the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) that resulted in a work stoppage in December 2021, but after 99 days of labor negotiations, a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) was reached in March 2022.

Under Commissioner Manfred, MLB has rebounded from the pandemic, generating $10.8 billion in total revenue last year. This season, following the successful hosting of the World Baseball Classic (WBC), the league has implemented a number of reforms, including the introduction of a pitch clock, a ban on defensive shifts, and an increase in base sizes, all of which have led to increased attendance and viewership.포커카지노

“This season, the players are coming alive and the fans are responding positively to the future of Major League Baseball,” said Manfred, who has been extended his term. I look forward to expanding the impact of baseball for our loyal fans.”

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