Major League Baseball (MLB) commissioner Rob Manfred was born on September 28, 1958, in Rome, New York where he attended Rome Free Academy and graduated in 1976.
Robert D. Manfred, Jr. was elected as the 10th Commissioner in the history of Major League Baseball on August 14, 2014, by a vote of the 30 Major League Clubs. He officially became the sport’s leader on January 25, 2015.
Since Manfred started as Commissioner, MLB arrived at another five-year aggregate dealing understanding, proceeding with the game’s remarkable period of 26 sequential long stretches of work harmony through 2021, and a milestone exchange in which The Walt Disney Company gained a 75% stake in BAMTech, the main innovation stage and video streaming platform made by MLB.
Manfred has managed the advancement of closer associations with youth baseball and softball associations and has distributed new assets toward further developing MLB’s presence in the beginner positions.
He started MLB’s unique youth cooperation program, PLAY BALL, an organization with USA Baseball and USA Softball that supports both conventional and easygoing play.
Rob Manfred Children: Meet Megan Manfred and Michael Manfred
Rob Manfred and his wife, Colleen, have four children; Megan, Michael, Jane, and Mary Clare.
Megan married Timothy Petrella of Minnetonka, Minnesota, son of the president of UnitedHealthcare Community and State, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sleepy Hollow, New York.
Michael married Ashley Allen at Catholic Church of the Transfiguration in Tarrytown, New York. Manfred serves as a Board member at the Catholic School of Holy Child in Rye, New York.