Former AL President Lee MacPhail Dies At 95
Baseball HOFer Lee MacPhail died on Thursday at his home in Delray Beach, Fla., at the age of 95. He previously served as AL President, Yankees and Orioles GM, and was the oldest living member of the HOF. In a career that "spanned five decades," MacPhail “held virtually every baseball executive position except commissioner.” MacPhail was “probably best remembered" for overruling an umpire's decision to disallow a George Brett homerun due to the use of too much pine tar during a Yankees-Royals game in '83 (N.Y. TIMES, 11/10). MLB Commissioner Bud Selig: "Lee MacPhail was one of the great executives in Baseball history. ... His hallmarks were dignity, common sense and humility” (MLB).