President of Yale Expected to Head National League
A. Bartlett Giamatti, Yale University’s retiring president, will be recommended by a three-member search committee for the presidency of the National League, it was reported today.
Giamatti, who was considered for the baseball commissioner’s post when Peter V. Ueberroth was selected two years ago, will be presented to the National League owners at a Monday meeting in New York, the New York Times said.
The newspaper, quoting an owner who preferred not to be named, said the recommendation of Giamatti, 48, will be unanimously ratified. He would replace retiring National League head Chub Feeney, who is stepping down after 17 years on the job.
Before accepting the Yale presidency in 1978, Giamatti commented that all he ever wanted was to be president of the American League.
On campus, Giamatti, a respected Renaissance scholar, was often seen during baseball season listening to Red Sox games on radio. He was also sometimes seen wearing a Red Sox cap.