Friday, March 16, 2007

RIP Bowie Kuhn

Former MLB Commissioner Bowie Kuhn has passed on. Though people are saying respectful things, of course, I remember Bowie for the following --

-- Battling the players union on free agency ferociously, leading to 4 strikes, including the disastrous 1981 strike.
-- Eliminating day games for the World Series.
-- Banning Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle for taking jobs at casinos.
-- Attempting to ban publication of "Ball Four."


Anonymous Paul R. said...

In fairness, though, Kuhn's opening of the spring training gates in 1972 prevented that season from being shortened even more. He at least deserves credit for that.

10:08 PM  

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