MLB commissioner Rob Manfred to speak at 2016 SABR Analytics Conference

Please note: Due to unforeseen schedule commitments, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred will not be speaking at the 2016 SABR Analytics Conference.

We are pleased to announce that Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred will speak at the fifth annual SABR Analytics Conference in downtown Phoenix, Arizona.

Manfred is scheduled to join SABR President Vince Gennaro for a one-on-one session Thursday morning, March 10, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, prior to the start of the Diamond Dollars Case Competition. The conference is open to all baseball fans. Click here to register!

Manfred was elected as the 10th Commissioner in the history of Major League Baseball by a unanimous vote of the 30 Major League clubs, replacing Bud Selig in January 2015. He had previously served as MLB’s Chief Operating Officer, where he managed the Commissioner’s Office in New York and worked closely with club ownership and management executives. As COO, Manfred oversaw labor relations, baseball operations, baseball development, finance, administration, and other key areas.

From 1998-2012, he was MLB’s Executive Vice President for Economics & League Affairs, reporting directly to Commissioner Selig and responsible for major economic matters such as revenue sharing and the debt-service rule, as well as franchise-specific matters involving the 30 Major League clubs. He directed all issues related to collective bargaining with the Major League Baseball Players Association, including the successful renewals of the Basic Agreement in 2002, 2006 and 2011.

In its first four years, the SABR Analytics Conference has brought together many of the top minds of the baseball analytic community under one roof to discuss, debate and share insightful ways to analyze and examine the great game of baseball. Past speakers have included Hall of Famer Tony La Russa, San Francisco Giants President/CEO Larry Baer, Chicago Cubs GM Jed Hoyer, MLB Network host Brian Kenny, sabermetrics pioneers Bill James and Pete Palmer, and pitchers Curt Schilling and Brandon McCarthy. 

Stay tuned as we announce more featured speakers and panelists at the 2016 SABR Analytics Conference! Please note: All speakers are subject to change depending on availability.

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Originally published: November 17, 2015. Last Updated: November 17, 2015.