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Ford Frick

1969

      Born in 1894 in Indiana, Mr Frick was a multi-talented journalist.  His career spanned ghost writing, teaching, and a sportscaster.  His most noteworthy achievement was serving as the Commissioner of baseball from 1951 to 1965.  He was instrumental in the successful growth of major league baseball, helping numerous leagues avoid bankruptcy, establishing national television contracts, and introducing baseball on the international level.

     After leaving his position as Commissioner for Major League Baseball Mr Frick was elected to the International Board of Babe Ruth Baseball.

     Mr Frick was inducted into the Babe Ruth League Hall of Fame in 1969.

1969 - Ford Frick

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