Fay Vincent

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Birthdate 05/29/1938
Death Date
Debut Year 1989
Year of Induction
Teams MLB, National League
Positions Commissioner, Executive

In 1990 Fay Vincent banned George Steinbrenner for life after the Yanks owner paid to find dirt on Dave Winfield; he was reinstated in 1993.

 

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Vincent expresses his dismay of the designated hitter rule

Vincent expresses his dismay of the designated hitter rule

An outspoken critic of the DH rule, Commissioner Fay Vincent expressed his view in an interview with Pat O’Brien during CBS’ telecast of Game 4 of the 1991 World Series. In this letter dated March 16, 1992, Vincent writes, “As a traditionalist, I do not favor the designated hitter

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