Earlier today, Rob Manfred was named the next commissioner of Major League Baseball. The 55-year-old from New York will officially replace Bud Selig on Jan. 1.
Manfred has worked for MLB since 1998. He is primarily known as the man who has kept labor peace between the owners and the players.
On a personal note, there has been a lot of questions about his religion. While he does get mistaken for being Jewish at times, he is actually Catholic. He’s also married and has four children.
From the city of Rome, NY, Manfred attended Cornell University before going on to Harvard Law School.
Let’s hope that as commissioner he can continue keep the streak going of no strikes or lockouts for more than a decade. Good luck, Rob.