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NEW NAME FLOATED FOR MLB COMMISSIONER, BUT WILL SELIG STAY?

          MLB begins its ownership meeting today in Scottsdale,
     AZ, where the Executive Council will reportedly appoint a
     search committee for a new commissioner, according to Murray
     Chass of the N.Y. TIMES.  But "not everyone in baseball is
     convinced that the search for a commissioner will lead
     anywhere but to [Acting Commissioner Bud] Selig himself." 
     Selig "steadfastly says that he does not want the job." 
     Chass notes "no new names have jumped to the forefront.  But
     one name certain to come up" is Peter Goldmark Jr., who
     recently announced his intention to resign as President of
     the Rockefeller Foundation.  Goldmark served as a
     management-appointed member of baseball's economic study
     committee in the early '90's (N.Y. TIMES, 1/14).  In L.A.,
     Ross Newhan notes that despite a search committee, Selig
     "will probably remain as acting commissioner through the
     1997 season, at least" (L.A. TIMES, 1/14).  Selig, on
     reports he "covets" the commissioner's job: "They're wrong,
     dead wrong" (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 1/14).


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