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Einhorn Sees Unification Of Leagues As Selig's Biggest Accomplishment
August 16, 2013 04:01 PM
Chicago White Sox Vice Chairman Eddie Einhorn has a different opinion on Selig. Einhorn, who along with partner Jerry Reinsdorf rank among the longest-tenured MLB team owners, believes the dissolution of the American and National leagues as separate business entities is “undoubtedly the biggest thing that Bud has done.” In 2000, Selig led the administrative consolidation of the two leagues, ending nearly a century of the AL and NL as separate units.
“Before he did that, it was just very, very difficult to get anything done,” Einhorn said. “If the AL wanted to do something, the NL would block it and vice versa. It was a huge step toward our getting on the same page together.”