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The current issue of BASEBALL AMERICA examines the game's Top 25 Power Brokers, as compiled by those who work in the industry as well as national correspondents for the publication. The magazine also lists the Top 10 Power Brokers in eight individual segments of the sport (Will Lingo, BASEBALL AMERICA, 2/5 issue).
Don Fehr Executive Director, MLBPA2 Bud Selig President, CEO Brewers3 Jerry McMorris President, CEO Rockies4 John Harrington CEO, Red Sox5 Bill Usery Private Mediator6 Jerry Reinsdorf Chairman, White Sox7 Orrin Hatch U.S. Senator (R-Utah)8 Dave Montgomery Exec VP/COO, Phillies9 Chuck O'Connor Gen Counsel, MLB Player Relations Committee10 Andy MacPhail President, Cubs11 Gene Orza Assoc. Gen Counsel, MLBPA12 Alan & Randy Hendricks Agents13 Stan Kasten President, Braves14 Anheuser-Busch, Inc. Owner, Cardinals15 Frank Thomas First Baseman, White Sox16 Ken Griffey Outfielder, Mariners17 Juan Antonio Samaranch President, IOC18 Bob Gilhooley Agent Jim Bronner Agent19 Paul Beeston President, CEO Blue Jays20 Ken Schanzer President, Baseball Network21 Tribune Company Owner, Cubs22 Peter Gammons Commentator, ESPN Boston Globe23 Tom Reich Agent24 Paul Molitor Designated Hitter, Blue Jays25 Michael Jordan Minor League Outfielder
Liberty Sports hired DENISE SEOMIN as Dir of Programming Publicity and CAYCE HLAVAY as Dir of Research (Liberty)....Chargers GM BOBBY BEATHARD is profiled in this week's issue of NEWSWEEK by Curry Kirkpatrick: "Beathard builds teams the way Warren Buffett builds fortunes: buying low, selling high" (NEWSWEEK, 1/30 issue).