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Eric Fisher

Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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MLB pushes for united front to boost baseball

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 03 / 23 / 15

Rob Manfred, now 56 years old, is thinking a lot lately about the 10-year-old version of himself as he sets his agenda as MLB’s new commissioner. In the spring of 1969, Manfred played shortstop in the Rome, N.Y., Little League. He would play organized baseball for only another year before s...

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