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 Fay Vincent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bartlett Giamatti, Fay Vincent was the chairman of Columbia Pictures (beginning in 1978) and the vice chairman of Coca-Cola (beginning in March 1982).
Vincent has also been connected with Pete Rose's lifetime banishment from baseball; however, Rose's banishment began while Giamatti was commissioner, not Vincent (although Vincent led the investigation and was involved in the negotiations).
Vincent believes that the strike turned out to be a lost cause since the end result was federal judge Sonia Sotomayor ruling that work had to resume under the previous collective bargaining agreement.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fay_Vincent   (2090 words)

 MLB Commissioner Francis "Fay" Vincent
In 1991, Vincent sent a groundbreaking memorandum to all MLB clubs regarding the use of steroids, although he really did not consider steroids to be a major problem at the time.
Vincent merely wanted to lay the groundwork for an attempt to control the entire drug and potential steroid problem, i.e., he was being proactive with regard to steroids.
Fay Vincent later admitted that there had been talk of steroid use in MLB as far back as 1991 (when his office heard rumors of player Jose Canseco's use of steroids).
www.steroidsinbaseball.net /c/vincent.html   (1454 words)

 Fay Vincent Biography by Baseball Almanac
Fay Vincent was born on May 29, 1938 and started serving as the Commissioner of Major League Baseball on September 13, 1989.
Upon graduation, Vincent became an associate in the New York law firm of Whitman and Ransom and was later named as a partner in the Washington, DC law firm of Caplin and Drysdale.
Fay Vincent sent a letter during the summer of 1992 telling team owners he would not resign from the Office of the Commissioner.
www.baseball-almanac.com /articles/fay_vincent_biography.shtml   (660 words)

 The Business of Baseball :: The Fay Vincent Interview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Fay Vincent was the 8th commissioner of baseball, following the death of of Bart Giamatti on September 1, 1989.
Vincent: Well, my wonderful anecdote about him was very early on – you know he only lasted five months as Commissioner – he died very early on, right after we finished the disposition of the Pete Rose case.
Vincent: Well, because, I think in baseball, there are all sorts of investigations and what I consider to be relatively minor disciplinary issues that are not public.
www.businessofbaseball.com /vincent_interview.htm   (5669 words)

 Fairfield Minuteman - Fay Vincent refuses Sacred Heart degree
Fay Vincent, 67, the former baseball commissioner, has turned down an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Sacred Heart University, and also resigned from the Board of Trustees of Fairfield University, citing the Vatican's recent firing of the Rev. Thomas Reese, editor of the magazine America.
Fay Vincent informed us that he regrets that he is unable to accept an honorary degree from Sacred Heart University at this time.
Vincent said he was concerned that the Vatican's action to remove the magazine editor was an ominous signal for the future of this papacy.
www.zwire.com /site/news.cfm?newsid=14556613&BRD=1653&PAG=461&dept_id=12717&rfi=6   (562 words)

 Fay Vincent (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Bartlett Giamatti, Fay Vincent was the chairman of Columbia Pictures (beginning in 1978) and the vice chariman of Coca-Cola (beginning in March of 1982).
Fay Vincent most recently, wrote his autobiography entitled "The Last Commissioner: A Baseball Valentine." Vincent has also been connected with Pete Roses lifetime banishment from baseball; however, Roses banishment began while Giamatti was commissioner, not Vincent (although Vincent led the investigation and was involved in the negotiations).
Vincent was an exceptional athlete as a young man having mastered in track and field and football.
fay-vincent.iqnaut.net.cob-web.org:8888   (490 words)

 Scout.com: Fay Vincent on Postseason Umpiring
Most recently, Vincent was the chair of a screening committee which sifted through research done on fl baseball players from 1860 to 1960 and identified a slate of overlooked candidates for possible induction into the Hall of Fame.
Vincent’s father was an NFL official and that interest in umpiring, combined with his keen continued involvement in the game as a senior statesman, brought us together.
Vincent’s second mission was to set the record straight regarding his handling of alleged gambling activity during his tenure as commissioner by two umpires who later became umpire supervisors, Frank Pulli and Richie Garcia.
stlcardinals.scout.com /2/470331.html?refid=400   (1847 words)

 Scout.com: Baseball Men - The Commissioner
When Vincent was forced out of the Commissioner’s office in September 1992, after all, it was an inglorious ending to a tenure that began with such potential.
Vincent’s downfall, despite that background, has to be traced to several impolitic clashes with his bosses among the team owners.
Let the record show that Fay Vincent’s signature issues (division realignment, labor/management peace, tougher drug testing) were all adopted within a decade after his de facto firing back in ‘92.
stlcardinals.scout.com /2/444996.html   (2828 words)

 Major League Baseball : History : Commissioners
Vincent, who five months earlier was named the first Deputy Commissioner of Major League Baseball, succeeded A. Bartlett Giamatti, who died in office September 1, 1989.
Vincent was elected to complete Giamatti's five-year term which began on April 1, 1989.
Vincent was born on May 29, 1938 in Waterbury, Connecticut.
mlb.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/mlb/history/mlb_history_people.jsp?story=com_bio_8   (566 words)

 Whom Does Fay Vincent Hate More: Pete Rose or Bud Selig - Baseball Fever
As for Selig, Vincent obviously should have a bone to pick w/ him considering that Selig as the owner of the Brewers, led the campaign to remove Vincent from office.
According to Vincent, the main source of the 1994 strike was that Selig and the owners were very aggravated by the growing power and control of the players.
Vincent is very bitter, and has no problem invoking the ghost of Bart Giamatti anytime something happens he disagrees with.
www.baseball-fever.com /showthread.php?p=187779   (1307 words)

 Fay Vincent (1989-1992)
Vincent was then chosen to finish out Giamtti's 5-year term as commissioner of Major League Baseball.
On October 17, 1989 when Vincent had been in office only one month, when the San Francisco Bay area was struck with a massive earthquake, disabling the City of San Francisco and post-postponing the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics.
In June 1991, Vincent declared that the American League would receive $42 million of the National League's $190 million in expansion revenue and that the AL would provide players in the National League expansion draft.
www.sportsecyclopedia.com /mlb/comish/vincent.html   (642 words)

 Fay Vincent to lecture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Fay Vincent, the former commissioner of Major League Baseball, will deliver the Stephen and Evalyn Milman Lecture in American Culture and Baseball on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 4:30 p.m.
Vincent became the eighth commissioner of baseball in 1989, following the death of A. Bartlett Giamatti, and served until his resignation in 1992.
Vincent originally was slated to speak in April 2004 to mark the occasion, said Larry Moore, director of the American Studies Program and Cornell professor of history, who invited Vincent to the campus.
www.news.cornell.edu /Chronicle/04/9.16.04/FayVincent.html   (336 words)

 Northeast Conference - Former MLB Commissioner Fay Vincent to Headline 7th Annual Celebrity Breakfast at Sacred Heart
Vincent, who was recently honored by the Negro League Baseball Museum, will present a well-balanced perspective on the current state of major league baseball.
Vincent served as the eighth Commissioner of Major League Baseball from September 1989 to September 1992.
Vincent received his law degree from Yale University in 1963 and is a member of the bar in New York, Connecticut and the District of Columbia.
northeastconference.org /news/sacred/2004/10/18/shu_fayvincent.asp?...   (401 words)

 Bookreporter.com - THE LAST COMMISSIONER by Fay Vincent
Francis T. "Fay" Vincent was a gentle, genial soul who oversaw the game until his employers --- the owners of the assorted major league baseball franchises --- decided his attitude of protecting the game for the fans bordered on anarchy.
Vincent was a star athlete in his own right, a strong, strapping six-footer who played on a partial football scholarship at Williams College until a prank that backfired cost him his mobility and nearly his life.
It may be a bit presumptuous of Vincent to refer to himself as The Last Commissioner (there is no love lost between him and Bud Selig, who currently holds that title), but his memoir is certainly "a baseball valentine." His love for the game, despite all its problems, is undeniable.
www.bookreporter.com /reviews/0743244524.asp   (619 words)

 Fay Vincent, baseball's back-seat commissioner. - By Ben McGrath - Slate Magazine
The problems that have plagued baseball in the decade since Vincent abandoned the throne are essentially threefold: dwindling public enthusiasm for the sport, relative to its competitors; poorly run teams; and the rapidly accelerating divide in earnings potential between small- and large-market teams, as caused by the boom of regional cable networks.
Vincent's radical solution to the problems posed by independent owners drawing low revenues is basically to get rid of them by starving them of any help and making them vulnerable to buyouts from corporate predators.
Vincent oversaw plans for baseball's first expansion (the Marlins and Rockies) since 1977, but he was not in favor of the league's continued growth, favoring instead the relocation of struggling franchises that is the norm in the NFL and NHL.
www.slate.com /?id=2074273   (1377 words)

 The EmpirePage.com - Book Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Fay Vincent, eighth commissioner of Major League Baseball, left office in 1992, forced out by a powerful block of team owners.
Fay's own days as an athlete were cut short by a freak accident at his dorm room at Williams College.
Vincent tells of betting slips, in Rose's own handwriting, and eagerly leads the reader to the source documents of the investigation (www.dowdreport.com).
www.empirepage.com /bookreview/review23.html   (1170 words)

 JS Online:
As Vincent notes, Selig was, in effect, the acting commissioner of baseball at the time and was president of the Milwaukee Brewers.
Vincent writes that, during his talk with Bush, he was reminded of a conversation he had had with Chuck O'Connor, a labor lawyer for Major League Baseball.
Earlier this year, Vincent was a vocal critic of the pace of the labor talks between Major League Baseball and the players union.
www.jsonline.com /sports/brew/sep02/80787.asp   (920 words)

 ESPN.com: MLB - Vincent book: Bush wanted commissioner's job
Vincent recalled the conversation in his new book, "The Last Commissioner." It was reported in Wednesday's Milwaukee Journal Sentinal.
Vincent quoted O'Connor: "Selig thinks being called commissioner is one of the important titles in American life.
Vincent: "George, he can't tell you the truth because the truth is painful and telling painful truths is not his strength.
espn.go.com /mlb/news/2002/0918/1433403.html   (389 words)

 ESPN Classic - Fay of Hope for Owners: Vincent resigns
Acting one last time in what he calls the "best interests of baseball," Fay Vincent, bowing to the will of the owners, resigns as commissioner.
Although Vincent had told the owners that he would never resign, he changes his mind after an 18-9 vote by the owners asking him to step down four days earlier.
Vincent, who became commissioner after his good friend Bart Giamatti died on Sept. 1, 1989, had considered taking the owners to court if fired.
espn.go.com /classic/s/moment010907-fayvincent-resigns.html   (173 words)

 Amazon.com: The Last Commissioner : A Baseball Valentine: Books: Fay Vincent (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Vincent does confess that the job of league president is little more than getting along with the umpires and keeping peace within the league with little policy making or management skills particularily needed, which qualified White for the job.
Fay Vincent shone on the brightest stage for a brief period.
Vincent was also clearly pushed offstage by the owners for their ill-fated 1994-95 showdown with the players.
www.amazon.com.cob-web.org:8888 /Last-Commissioner-Baseball-Valentine/dp/B000094P5E   (2804 words)

 The Baseball Analysts: The Only Game in Town: Q&A With Fay Vincent
I had the pleasure of interviewing Fay Vincent, the former commissioner and author of the recently published The Only Game in Town: Baseball Stars of the 1930s and 1940s Talk About the Game They Loved, about his book and the state of baseball.
Vincent is a former entertainment and business executive who served as the commissioner of baseball from 1989 to 1992.
Fay: The origins of this book begin with my listening to tapes of interviews Larry Ritter did in the '60s with old ballplayers who played in the early years of the 20th century.
baseballanalysts.com /archives/2006/05/the_only_game_i.php   (1635 words)

 "The Waterbury Connecticut Republican American Newspaper"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
It is a book written by Fay Vincent, the former commissioner of Major League Baseball, but more importantly around here, he's a Waterbury native first, last and always.
But Vincent's primary motivation for coming to town was to talk about his book, "The Only Game in Town." He feels it important to note that all financial proceeds normally reserved for the author will go to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
They hadn't, so Vincent coughed up his own cash, pulled together a video crew, and for the past decade interviewed ball players at the rate of four or five a year.
www.rep-am.com /story.php?id=8378   (550 words)

 Fay Vincent | BaseballLibrary.com
Vincent, the deputy commissioner under his friend Bart Giamatti, replaced Giamatti as Commissioner in September 1989 after Giamatti's death.
Vincent was previously a securities lawyer who ran Columbia Picture Industries for nearly ten years.
Vincent refuses to allow Minoso to sign a contract, even for a single night.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/V/Vincent_Fay.stm   (531 words)

 Fairfield University :: Fay Vincent gives Fairfield University $2 million for scholarships
Vincent's gift will enable the University to create the Alice Lynch Vincent Scholarship, in memory of his mother.
A strong advocate of liberal arts education, Vincent explained that he wanted to assist students at Fairfield because he was impressed by the University's curriculum which requires all students -- including those in the School of Business and the School of Nursing -- to complete 60 credits in liberal arts courses.
Vincent previously established a scholarship in his mother's name at Central Connecticut State University where she received her degree, and a fund at Carleton College for a fellowship for speakers.
www.fairfield.edu /x1403.xml   (447 words)

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