Peter Ueberroth

Birthdate 9/2/1937
Death Date
Debut Year 1984
Year of Induction
Teams MLB
Position Commissioner

Peter Ueberroth was the organizer of the 1984 Summer Olympics, the president of the US Olympic Committee and Commissioner of Baseball.

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Peter Ueberroth writes to legendary writer Jim Murray before leaving commissioner's office

Peter Ueberroth writes to legendary writer Jim Murray before leaving commissioner's office

Before becoming baseball’s sixth commissioner, Peter Ueberroth played many roles in the sports world, chief among them as the CEO of the Los Angeles Olympics Organizing Committee. Successful every step of the way, Ueberroth held the reigns of America’s Pastime as Baseball’s commiss
Envelope to Jim Murray from the Office of the Commissioner

Envelope to Jim Murray from the Office of the Commissioner

Above is the envelope that housed the letter Commissioner Peter Ueberroth sent to journalist Jim Murray.  The 1987 recipient of the Baseball Hall of Fame’s J.G. Taylor Spink Award, Murray was the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Sportswriter of the Year for 12 consecutive years and 14 overall in his work
Peter Ueberroth handwritten note to sportwriter Jim Murray

Peter Ueberroth handwritten note to sportwriter Jim Murray

On his last day as Commissioner of Baseball, Peter Uberroth included this handwritten note with the typed letter in the envelope to sportswriting legend Jim Murray. On official “Office of the Commissioner” letterhead, Ueberroth writes, “Jim — Thanks for being a friend. Pete.” Ueberroth served in Baseball’s highest office from
Peter Ueberroth letter to Stan Musial after Hall of Fame induction weekend

Peter Ueberroth letter to Stan Musial after Hall of Fame induction weekend

In the collection is this letter from Baseball Commissioner Peter Ueberroth to inner-circle Hall of Famer Stan Musial. Dated July 28, 1987, the letter was written just after induction weekend in Cooperstown. Ueberroth writes, “Dear Stan, Another great weekend in Cooperstown. Thanks for your co

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