“Keep your temper. A decision made in anger is never sound.”
Ford Frick is best known as the baseball commissioner who put the “asterisk” next to Roger Maris’s record.
But his tenure as commissioner carried the game through pivotal changes — television, continued integration, West Coast expansion and labor unrest. During those 14 years, and 17 more as National League president, he witnessed baseball history from the perspective of a man who began as a sportswriter.
Auburn University professor John Carvalho led our final intimate Clubhouse conversation of 2016. Listen in [...]