Peter Ueberroth

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Peter Victor Ueberroth

Biographical Information[edit]

Peter Ueberroth came to Major League Baseball after leading the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympic Committee to a rousing success.

Ueberroth served one term as commissioner. He oversaw the 1985 Pittsburgh drug trials and subsequent suspensions and collusion in free agency in 1986 and 1987.

Ueberroth was elected Time Magazine Man of the Year in 1984 for his role in the Los Angeles Olympics and appointment as Commissioner. In 1999, he was selected the 38th most powerful sports person of the century by The Sporting News. He was replaced by A. Bartlett Giamatti.

Most recently, Ueberroth ran unsuccessfully for governor of California in the 2003 recall election.

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