SBJ/Dec. 11-17, 2017/Most Influential

No. 3 — Rob Manfred

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Rob manfred

Commissioner

Major League Baseball

CHANGE FROM 2016: +2


Manfred, finishing his third year in the post, oversaw several key sources of momentum for the sport including a second straight thrilling postseason, well-reviewed debuts of the MLB Little League Classic in Williamsport, Pa., and Players Weekend, and the sale of the Miami Marlins. He continues to be dogged by pace-of-play concerns and lengthening game times. But changes are coming there for 2018, either through negotiation or unilaterally.

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