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Pace of play among issues for next baseball commissioner Rob Manfred

BALTIMORE - Kenesaw Mountain Landis is remembered for throwing out the Black Sox, Ford Frick for an asterisk, and Bowie Kuhn for squabbles with players and owners.A. Bartlett Giamatti ran Pete Rose out of baseball, Fay...

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...Nuxhall , Montreal's Jacques Doucet and Toronto's Tom Cheek have been voted finalists for baseball broadcasting's Ford Frick Award for the second consecutive year. They join seven broadcasters selected by a Hall of Fame research committee...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2010/01/05/oth_562008.shtml
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McGwire slams 65th homer

...and bounces over or even if a fan reaches over. Before Roger Maris set his record of 61 homers in 1961, commissioner Ford Frick declared any record would carry a "distinctive mark" if it did not beat Babe Ruth's mark of 60 in 154 games. McGwire...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/21/oth_239629.shtml
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Fan labors to keep long tradition alive

...Cooperstown during an off day has become exceedingly difficult." How times have changed. In 1941, National League president Ford Frick instructed the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians to play in a driving rain so the thousands of fans in attendance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/06/15/bas_462272.shtml
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Bannister's 4-minute mile still resonates

...secretary-treasurer Dan Ferris, who seemed as interested in seeing Santee break 4 minutes as baseball Commissioner Ford Frick was a few years later in having Roger Maris break Babe Ruth's home run record. Ferris said Santee could not use other...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/06/oth_414748.shtml
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All-Star games a popularity contest

...non-Red? George Crowe, beat out by Stan Musial. That year, Wally Post won his spot over Willie Mays. Commissioner Ford Frick, thankfully, inserted Mays for Post, then decided that managers, coaches and players would do all the picking in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/07/07/bas_265130.shtml
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Maris hometown protective of his record

...record books because of the steroid use. Maris' home run record was cheapened in 1961 when then baseball commissioner Ford Frick ruled that for Babe Ruth's record to be broken, it had to be done in 154 games, the length of Ruth's season. Maris...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/04/oth_238072.shtml
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Fans, players all cried during Ruth's last days

...received the last rites of the Roman Catholic Church. On Aug. 11, he was placed on the critical list. On Aug. 15, Ford Frick, a longtime friend and then president of the National League, came to see him. In his seminal biography of Ruth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/16/oth_236201.shtml
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Few shed tears for Hack Wilson

...after Ruth was buried in what amounted to a state funeral, Wilson's body lay unclaimed for three days. Finally, Ford Frick, then National League president, wired $350 to cover expenses for a funeral, a modest affair compared with the pomp...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/16/oth_236202.shtml
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Branch Rickey deserves credit for standing up

...major-league franchises." The report, we have been told, was signed, in effect, endorsed by the league presidents, Ford Frick and Will Harridge; and owners P.K. Wrigley of the Cubs, Tom Yawkey of the Boston Red Sox, Sam Breadon, St. Louis...

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