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  Bowie Kuhn Summary
Kuhn was reluctant to become involved in the several player strikes that plagued his reign, though he did force owners to scrap plans for a 1976 pre-season lockout.
Bowie Kent Kuhn (born October 28, 1926 in Takoma Park, Maryland) was commissioner of Major League Baseball from February 4, 1969 to September 30, 1984.
Kuhn suspended numerous players for drug involvement and barred both Willie Mays (in 1979) and Mickey Mantle (in 1983) from the sport due to their involvement in casino promotion; both were reinstated (by Kuhn's successor Peter Ueberroth) in 1985.
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  Bowie Kuhn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bowie Kent Kuhn (born October 28, 1926 in Takoma Park, Maryland) was commissioner of Major League Baseball from February 4, 1969 to September 30, 1984.
Kuhn suspended numerous players for drug involvement and barred both Willie Mays (in 1979) and Mickey Mantle (in 1983) from the sport due to their involvement in casino promotion; both were reinstated (by Kuhn's successor Peter Ueberroth) in 1985.
Bowie Kuhn was both praised and attacked for the firm stand that he levied against offenders.
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 Former MLB commissioner Bowie Kuhn dead at 80 - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Kuhn, who was 80, had been hospitalized for several weeks.
Kuhn battled the rise of the NFL and a combative players' union that besieged him with lawsuits, grievances and work stoppages.
During Kuhn's years as commissioner, attendance in the major leagues grew from 23 million in 1968 to 44.6 million in 1982.
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 Bowie Kuhn | BaseballLibrary.com
Kuhn had advised against the use of an arbitrator in the case, his law background perhaps leading him to realize what shaky ground the owners were on.
Kuhn forestalled a player strike in 1980, but was unable to prevent the mid-season strike of 1981, when the owners stood firm in an ultimately unsuccessful rear-guard action against free agency.
Kuhn may ultimately be remembered for the spectacular growth of baseball in the 1970s and 1980s, a period that began with expansion in 1969, the same year Kuhn became Commissioner.
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 Bowie Kuhn (1969-1984)
Bowie Kuhn was born in Takoma Park, MD, a suburb of Washington, DC, on October 28, 1926.
Kuhn acted boldly, more so than any of his predecessors in his dealings with owners and players In 1976, Kuhn was also involved in a lawsuit with Oakland Athletics owner Charles O. Finley, who wanted to sell three of his players for $3.5 million.
Kuhn overstayed his term by a year until Peter V. Ueberroth, head of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee, was unanimously elected to a five-year term in October 1984.
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 Bowie Kuhn, 80, Former Baseball Commissioner, Dies - New York Times
Bowie Kuhn, the commissioner of baseball during a tumultuous 15-year period when the game experienced dramatic growth accompanied by unprecedented labor strife, died yesterday at a hospital in Jacksonville, Fla. Kuhn, who lived in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., was 80.
Kuhn was a baseball insider, he was familiar with the legal challenges increasingly facing the game, and he was a good speaker with a 6-foot-5-inch frame cutting a forceful image.
Kuhn’s suspension of the Detroit Tigers’ star pitcher Denny McLain from April 1 to July 1, 1970, for past involvement with bookmakers, was alternately criticized as too lenient or too harsh.
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 CoopersTown Crier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Kuhn was in Cooperstown for two appearances in the Baseball Hall of Fame's Legends Series Saturday and Sunday.
Kuhn said club bankruptcies are a real possibility with the current system, which has created a two-tier system: wealthy teams able to dominate the free agent market and a larger, second line of perpetual also-rans.
Kuhn admitted he held up approval of the Senators' move from Washington to Texas in 1972 for three months in hopes of buyer would emerge to keep the team in Washington.
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 Bowie Kuhn Biography by Baseball Almanac
Bowie Kuhn was born on October 28, 1926, and started serving as the Commissioner of Major League Baseball on February 4, 1969.
Despite the struggles late in his career, Kuhn was an effective administrator and was responsible for an astounding growth in the game both on the field and off.
Bowie Kuhn was actually hired as the pro-tem chief executive of Major League Baseball, paid $100,000 for the year, and considered a compromise until baseball could find a more prominent figure to run the organization.
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 The Business of Baseball :: The Bowie Kuhn Interview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Kuhn was born October 28, 1926, in Tacoma Park, Maryland just a few miles away from Washington, DC, where he was a scoreboard boy for the Washington Senators at Griffith Stadium.
Kuhn gained considerable visibility with the owners while representing the National League in defense of the move of the Milwaukee Braves to Atlanta.
Kuhn: Well, I think the..., you mentioned it awhile ago, that at the time I came in baseball was in a distressed situation and it was losing attendance, losing popularity.
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 Former baseball commissioner Kuhn dies - Boston.com
Bowie Kuhn kept a regal bearing, ruling over baseball like an emperor even as his authority eroded.
Baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn announces to the press that he indefinitely suspended Denny McLain, star pitcher of the Detroit Tigers, based on McLain's involvement in bookmaking activities, in this Feb. 19, 1970 file photo in New York.
Kuhn suspended Steinbrenner in 1974 for two years -- later shortened to 15 months -- for his guilty plea regarding illegal campaign contributions to President Nixon's re-election campaign.
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 Idiots Write About Sports: Bowie Knifed
If Kuhn was inclined to look at any Finley moves with a jaundiced eye -- and he was -- the involvement of Steinbrenner was "like waving a red flag" in front of the commissioner, Heylar writes.
Kuhn's reasoning -- that selling off players to the highest bidder was not in the best interest of the game -- appears sound until you realize that owners had been doing exactly that for more than hundred years.
I don't know which fans Kuhn had in mind when he blocked the Finley trades and threw the season into chaos "in the best interests of the game," but it certainly wasn't the interest of fans in Boston or Oakland.
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 Bowie Kuhn: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Bowie Kent Kuhn (born October 28, EHandler: no quick summary.
Kuhn suspended numerous players for drug involvement and barred both Willie Mays (in 1979) and Mickey Mantle[For more info, click on this link] (in 1983) from the sport due to their involvement in casino promotion; both were reinstated (by Kuhn's successor Peter Ueberroth[Click link for more facts about this topic]) in 1985.
Bowie Kuhn is to this day, EHandler: no quick summary.
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 Bowie Kuhn: An Appreciation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Bowie Kuhn looked a lot more aloof than he really was.
Kuhn, who liked to call himself "commish," took over baseball's top job on Feb. 4, 1969, succeeding Gen. William D. Eckert, who had been elected commissioner hastily and was dismissed almost as quickly before completing his first term.
That led to a "Dump Bowie" movement in 1974, but Kuhn's job was saved by Dodgers owner Walter O'Malley, whose overnight lobbying session persuaded the owners to change their minds.
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 Bowie Kuhn - HighBeam Encyclopedia
Kuhn, Bowie, 1926-, American commissioner of baseball, b.
His 15-year tenure was tumultuous, filled with player boycotts, owner disenchantment, the end of the century-old reserve clause, and the expansion of the number of franchises.
Blaug on Kuhn versus Lakatos and the marginalist revolution.
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 ESPN.com - Kuhn, 78, upbeat after bypass and more   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Bowie Kuhn is home after heart surgery and planning to attend the home opener of Washington's new major league baseball team in April.
Kuhn, commissioner from 1969 to 1984, said that he intentionally scheduled the operation for the off day during the World Series and that he was able to watch Game 3 the next night.
Kuhn worked the hand-operated scoreboard in the early 1940s at Washington's Griffith Stadium during games of the original Senators.
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 Player Profile: Curt Flood
In his renowned letter to former baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn, Curt Flood eloquently articulated his well- founded reasons and encouraged future professional players to fight diligently for their rights.
He petitioned to Commissioner Bowie Kuhn that the current system was akin to slavery and that it violated antitrust laws.
Bowie K. Kuhn, Commissioner of Baseball, 680 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10019.
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 Amazon.com: Hardball: The Education of a Baseball Commissioner: Books: Bowie K. Kuhn,Martin Appel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Kuhn didn't always handle things smoothly, and he knows that; Hardball is a solid hit because of his willingness to analyze his failures as well as his successes and his eagerness to point fingers where he thinks he should.
Bowie appears to have believed that the growing acrimony between the owners and the players in the 1970s would ultimately result in his emergence as a "court of last resort" - but it didn't happen and as a result Kuhn sat on the sidelines of most of the great debates of the time.
Kuhn would prefer that his official version of events in baseball from the late 60s into the 80s prevail, despite the popular notion that he was overdrawn at the clue bank during much of that period.
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Bowie Kuhn, a Ponte Vedra Beach resident whose 16 seasons as commissioner of Major League Baseball produced memorable clashes with owners, labor unrest and the game reaching its zenith in national popularity, died at St. Luke’s Hospital on Thursday afternoon following a short illness.
Kuhn, who moved to the First Coast in 1990 while also maintaining a summer residence in Long Island, N.Y., served as baseball’s commissioner from 1969-1984.
Kuhn's family was cautiously optimistic about a recovery, but his condition worsened at about 1 p.m.
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 AllRefer.com - Bowie Kuhn (Sports, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Bowie Kuhn[bOO´E kyOOn] Pronunciation Key, 1926–;, American commissioner of baseball, b.
His 15-year tenure was tumultuous, filled with player boycotts, owner disenchantment, the end of the century-old reserve clause, and the expansion of the number of franchises.
Although players and owners freely criticized his handling of labor issues, Kuhn maintained the absolute authority of the commissioner's office to act in baseball's best interest.
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 The Harvard Crimson :: News :: Free Agent System Discussed By Commissioner Bowie Kuhn
Kuhn said he fears that the increased costs will have to be reflected in increased ticket prices, which so far "have only gone up approximately in line with nation-wide inflation."
Kuhn also turned to the topic with which he is most often identified, Charles O. Finley and the unsuccessful sale of his Oakland A's to Denver interests.
In a recent transaction which heartened Kuhn, Finley sent hurler Vida Blue to San Francisco for cash plus six young players who have helped the surprising As to the best record in baseball after one month of play this year.
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 Bowie Kuhn - TheBestLinks.com - Boston Red Sox, February 4, New York Yankees, October 28, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
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Bowie Kent Kuhn (born October 28, 1926) was commissioner of Major League Baseball from February 4, 1969 to September 30, 1984.
Kuhn suspended numerous players for drug involvement and in 1983 barred Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle from the sport due to their involvement in casino promotion; both were reinstated in 1985.
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 Bowie Kuhn, 80, Led MLB in Tumultuous Era - March 16, 2007 - The New York Sun
Bowie Kuhn, who died yesterday at 80, was commissioner of baseball in a time of change as tumultuous as any in the game's history.
Kuhn was on the losing side of that battle and somehow the game survived, despite his contention that the integrity of baseball depended on it.
The year Kuhn became major league baseball's fifth commissioner, 1969, was also the first year of divisional play and hence of the playoffs, not his idea but a tremendous success for baseball.
www.nysun.com /article/50586   (368 words)

  
 Bowie Kuhn; Commissioner Modernized Baseball - washingtonpost.com
Kuhn testified against him, arguing that without the reserve clause, teams would lose their individual identities and fans would be unable to relate to a new crop of players each year.
Bowie Kent Kuhn, a descendant on his mother's side of Texas frontiersman and Alamo martyr Jim Bowie, was born in Takoma Park and grew up in the District.
Kuhn was not implicated in the criminal investigation, although he was forced to sell his $1.2 million home in Ridgewood, N.J., and move to Ponte Vedra Beach.
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 Bowie Kuhn, 80; baseball's commissioner in stormy era
Kuhn suspended Detroit Tigers pitcher Denny McLain for his involvement in a bookmaking venture, and when Mantle and Mays signed on for casino promotions after their careers were done, Kuhn ordered them to sever their ties with baseball.
Kuhn refused, citing the reserve clause, and Flood responded with a lawsuit against Kuhn and Major League Baseball, alleging violation of antitrust law.
Kuhn protested that he had not sold out to TV but later acknowledged that he had worn thermal underwear beneath his suit.
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 Béisbol Diplomacy with Cuba
Kuhn stated the meeting was "marked by friendliness and keen interest in being constructive" and culminated in a plan for U.S. major league players to travel to Havana in late March to conduct clinics for Cuban players and play an exhibition game.
INDER Deputy Director Fabio Ruíz Vinajeras responds to Bowie Kuhn’s letter of March 17, stating that he and his colleagues are aware that the inability to finalize plans for a meeting of U.S. and Cuban baseball teams was not due to any lack of effort on Kuhn’s behalf.
Kuhn highlights that the purpose of the games would be to "engender cordial relations" between the nations through baseball and that there would be no political aspects.
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 Kuhn still follows game with passion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
That evening, Bowie Kuhn, the 78-year-old native Washingtonian who splits time with his wife, Luisa, between Jacksonville and Long Island, expected to sit in front of his television screen and root for anything at Detroit's Comerica Park wearing a Nationals uniform.
Kuhn had everything else, while setting the foundation for baseball's spurt right now toward record attendance and massive television contracts.
Kuhn was Landis, which meant Kuhn usually was a committee of one.
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