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Peter Ueberroth

Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball Peter Ueberroth

Profession: Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball

United States of America

Biography: Orchestrated the organization of the 1984 Summer Olympics, which involved a Soviet-led boycott and was the first Summer Olympics since 1932 to make a profit.

Born: September 2, 1937
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, USA
Age: 84 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo

Historical Events

  • 1982-11-01 MLB owners vote not to renew Commissioner Bowie Kuhn's contract; AL owners vote for Kuhn, 11-3, and NL, 7-5, 2 shy of 3/4 majority required for re-election; eventually replaced by Peter Ueberroth
  • 1984-03-03 Peter Ueberroth elected baseball commissioner (Effective Oct 1)
  • 1984-10-01 Peter Ueberroth replaces Bowie Kuhn as 6th commissioner of Major League Baseball; he has a 4 year tenure
  • 1985-03-18 Commissioner Peter Ueberroth reinstates Willie Mays & Mickey Mantle
  • 1989-04-01 A. Bartlett Giamatti replaces Peter Ueberroth as 7th commissioner of Major League Baseball; dies suddenly of a heart attack 5 months later
  • 1989-04-12 Peter Ueberroth deal to purchase Eastern Airlines falls through

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