Robert D. Manfred, Jr., Commissioner of Major League Baseball
Language: The speech and Q & A will be in English with simultaneous interpretation.
The Commissioner of Major League Baseball, Robert D. Manfred, Jr., will be appearing in a press conference at the FCCJ. Commissioner Manfred is visiting Japan on occasion of the first and second rounds of the 4th World Baseball Classic held at the Tokyo Dome from March 7 -11 and March 12-16 respectively.
Manfred was elected as the 10th Commissioner in the history of Major League Baseball on August 14, 2014 by vote of the 30 Major League Clubs and officially assumed his post January 25, 2015. In 2016 he presided over a new five-year collective bargaining agreement, continuing the sport's unprecedented era of labor peace through 2021.
The sport is now in the midst of at least 26 consecutive years without a strike or a lockout. 2016 was also a record year for industry revenues and overall business performance as gross revenue approached the $10 billion dollar mark.
Commissioner Manfred is a graduate of Cornell University (1980) and Harvard Law School (1983) and has been working with Major League Baseball since 1987.
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