In the Best Interest of the Game: The Evolution of Sports Leagues

In 1921, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis was appointed the first ever commissioner in baseball—his role was stated as to “investigate, either upon complaint or his own initiative, an act, transaction or practice, charged, alleged or suspected to be detrimental to the best interest of the national game.”

This panel of experts will examine the evolution of the league office over the past century and how it varies from sport to sport.  From drug enforcement and conduct standards to labor issues and broadcast rights, we’ll get the perspective from all sides on how the role of key leaders has changed over time and what the future holds for what are some of the toughest jobs in sports.

Moderator: Michael Wilbon

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