A League of Their Own

Baseball's bosses are back in charge after Fay Vincent resigns

LIKE A BATTER WHO GLARES STEADILY AT THE UMpire after being called out on strikes, baseball commissioner Fay Vincent waited four days before submitting his resignation last week. The owners of major league teams had earlier "requested" that he leave. Milwaukee Brewers owner Bud Selig took on Vincent's duties. His executive council will select a new commissioner and devise a plan for bargaining with the players' union this winter -- a strategy that could lead to a 1993 spring-training lockout.

Vincent, who shepherded the sport in a troubled year of spiraling salaries and shrinking attendance, thought himself uniquely able to determine...

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