MLB Commissioner Manfred gets four-year term extension through January 2029

By Oh Sang-jin Reporter= Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Rob Manfred, 65, has been extended until 2029.

The league’s 30 teams voted on Sunday (Nov. 27) to extend Manfred’s term for four more years. Manfred was previously elected to a second term through January 2025, and with this decision, he will serve a second term through January 2029.

A Cornell Law graduate, Manfred joined the MLB Office of the Commissioner in 1998 and served as senior vice president of economic affairs, including labor relations. Elected by MLB clubs in August 2014 to succeed former Commissioner Bud Selig as the 10th Commissioner, Manfred began his term in January 2015.

During his tenure, Commissioner Manfred faced a labor dispute with the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) that resulted in a work stoppage in December 2021, but after 99 days of labor negotiations, a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) was reached in March 2022.

Under Commissioner Manfred, MLB has rebounded from the pandemic, generating $10.8 billion in total revenue last year. This season, following the successful hosting of the World Baseball Classic (WBC), the league has implemented a number of reforms, including the introduction of a pitch clock, a ban on defensive shifts, and an increase in base sizes, all of which have led to increased attendance and viewership.온라인카지노

“This season, the players are coming alive and the fans are responding positively to the future of Major League Baseball,” said Manfred, who has been extended his term. I look forward to expanding the impact of baseball for our loyal fans.”

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