Rob Manfred
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Since succeeding Bud Selig as MLB commissioner in 2015, Manfred has taken a series of steps to speed up America’s Pastime, including instituting new rules in 2018 limiting player visits to the pitcher’s mound and reducing the time of commercial breaks. He’s also brought live streamed games to Twitter and Facebook and given fans the opportunity to experience them in virtual reality via the MLB’s At Bat app. In July, the former labor attorney, who led the league’s investigation of the Biogenesis scandal in 2013, gave fans a steroidal shot of anticipation when he proposed the league expand from 30 to 32 teams, naming six potential host cities, including Las Vegas, Nashville and Vancouver.


  • Major League Baseball
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius


  • Cornell University (NY, USA)
  • Harvard Law School (USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given in your career?

“Do the job you have to the best of your ability and do not worry about the next job.”

What or who inspires you?

“The devotion and passion of Baseball fans.”

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