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Interview Summary

This is an interview with Bowie Kuhn, who was baseball commissioner from 1969 to 1984. In this interview, he talks about his relationship with former commissioner Happy Chandler. He contrasts the role of the baseball commissioner's office in 1977 and during the Chandler era in regards to team owners, the authority of the commissioner's office, the players' union, and radio and television contracts, also describing changes in baseball's structure at the major and minor league levels. He discusses the commissioner's role in the Professional Baseball Agreement between owners and players, the adversarial relationship between the commissioner's office and the team owners, and the future of baseball expansion. This recording also includes several segments from various baseball games.

Interview Accession

1977oh030_chan032

Interviewee Name

Bowie Kent Kuhn

Interviewer Name

William J. Marshall

Interview Date

1977-05-12

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Kuhn, Bowie Kent Interview by William J. Marshall. 12 May. 1977. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Kuhn, B.K. (1977, May 12). Interview by W. J. Marshall. A. B. "Happy" Chandler: Desegregation of Major League Baseball Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Kuhn, Bowie Kent, interview by William J. Marshall. May 12, 1977, A. B. "Happy" Chandler: Desegregation of Major League Baseball Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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