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Rays Sternberg named to MLB Executive Council

Published Jan. 16, 2015

Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg was named to Major League Baseball's Executive Council.

Selection to the powerful eight-member panel that advises the commissioner - and soon to be new commissioner Rob Manfred - on major issues is the latest indication of Sternberg's stature among owners. He previously has served on several top committees, including as chairman of the Diversity Oversight Committee.

"This is the beginning of a new epoch for the sport, new ideas and new approaches,'' Sternberg said. "I am pleased to have been chosen to participate at this exciting time.''

Sternberg's appointment comes at an interesting time as resolution of the Rays stadium issue will be one of the issues Manfred will take on from outgoing commissioner Bud Selig.

Also named to the council, for four-year terms, were Rangers co-owner Ray Davis, Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt, Braves chairman Terry McGuirk, Pirates chairman Bob Nutting, Twins CEO Jim Pohlad, Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts and Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner. DeWitt will chair the Council.


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