A. Bartlett Giamatti (1938 - 1989)
7th commissioner of baseball.
A. Bartlett Giamatti was unanimously elected to a five-year term as baseball's 7th Commissioner on September 8, 1988 by all 26 club owners. He took over the commissioner's post on March 1, 1989
His tenure would last just 154 days.
Giamatti was born in Boston, MA on April 4, 1938. He was a diehard Boston Red Sox fan and lover of baseball in general. After graduating from South Hadley High School, Giamatti attended Yale University where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in English in 1960. Not resting on his laurels, Giamatti went on to receive a Ph.D. from Yale in Comparative Literature in 1964.
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