Francis T. "Fay" Vincent (1938 - 1989)
8th commissioner of baseball.
Tenure: (1989 - 1992)
Before accepting the job as Commissioner of Baseball, Vincent consulted with Bart Giamatti's widow, Toni, to make sure she thought it was appropriate for him to do so. She said yes. Vincent did as well. Thus one friend replaced another.
Vincent was born on May 29, 1938 in Waterbury, Connecticut. After attending The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut, Vincent graduated with honors from Williams College in 1960 and received his law degree from Yale in 1963. He was quite the athlete as a youth, excelling in both track and field and football. However, a college prank gone wrong ended his athletic future and nearly took