November 17, 2012
This Day in History
by Zach Shelton
November 17, 2012
This post was written by Zach Shelton on November 17, 2012
Posted Under: This Day in History

November 17, 1965 - Lieutenant General William Eckert is unanimously chosen to become the fourth Commissioner of Major League Baseball. Despite making major strides in expanding the game overseas, Eckert was forced to retire only three years later in anticipation of a player’s strike.

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