Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Bob DuPuy, National Baseball Hall of Fame Board member, quits post at MLB

9/28, AP: "Bob DuPuy resigned Tuesday as Major League Baseball’s chief operating officer following 8 1/2 years as commissioner Bud Selig’s top aide. The move is effective Oct. 31, and Selig doesn’t currently intend to replace him.
  • DuPuy was Selig’s outside lawyer when he became executive vice president for administration in 1998. He was promoted to president in March 2002 and replaced Paul Beeston....

DuPuy first attracted attention in baseball when he negotiated the $280 million collusion settlement with the union in 1989 after arbitrators found

  • owners violated their labor contract by acting in concert to not sign free agents after the 1985, 1986 and 1987 seasons....

He was Selig’s primary lawyer from 1992-98 after the Brewers owner helped lead a revolt that led to commissioner Fay Vincent’s resignation."...

To ensure MLB's investigation into performance enhancing substances would be objective, Selig named Bob DuPuy's law firm to assist. Photo above of DuPuy from their web site.

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