American baseball executiveDied when: 81 years 106 days (975 months)
Star Sign: Gemini
Gene Arthur Budig (May 25, 1939 – September 8, 2020) was an American baseball executive and academic administrator.He was the last president of the American League (AL), serving from 1994 to 1999.
After his tenure concluded, the presidencies of the American League and the National League (NL) were eliminated by Major League Baseball (MLB).
Budig went on to become part-owner of a minor league baseball team, a position he held until his death.Prior to baseball, Budig was a chancellor at the University of Kansas and president at Illinois State University and West Virginia University.