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Al Campanis

American executive in Major League Baseball

Died when: 81 years 231 days (979 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio


Al Campanis

Alexander Sebastian Campanis (Greek: Αλέξανδρος Σεβαστιανός Καμπάνης;

November 2, 1916 – June 21, 1998) was an American executive in Major League Baseball (MLB).He had a brief major league playing career, as a second baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1943; he was the first Greek player in MLB history.

Campanis is most famous for his position as general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1968 to 1987, from which he was fired on April 8, 1987, as a result of controversial remarks regarding blacks in baseball made during an interview on Nightline two days earlier.

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