Rob Manfred, Major League Baseball’s chief operating officer and a longtime right-hand man to Commissioner Bud Selig, was named the league’s new commissioner on Thursday after a vote of the league’s owners.
Manfred was unanimously elected by the league’s 30 owners. He withstood a challenge by Boston Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner, whose insurgent candidacy was spearheaded by owners of the Red Sox, Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Angels.
Tim Brosnan, MLB’s executive vice president of business, also was a finalist for the job before dropping his candidacy on Thursday, before voting began.
Here’s what we know about Rob Manfred:
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