Bart Giamatti


Born: 4/4/1938 in Boston, Massachusetts, US
Died: 9/1/1989
Age: 51
Cause of death: heart attack

Full name: Angelo Bartlett Giamatti
Noted For: president of Yale University (1978-86), National League president (1986-88) commissioner of Major League Baseball (1989). Presided over MLB's Pete Rose gambling investigation; announced Rose's lifetime ban from baseball on 24 August 1989.
Quotation: "The banishment for life of Pete Rose from baseball is a sad end of a sorry episode. One of the game's greatest players has engaged in a variety of acts which have stained the game, and he must now live with the consequences of those acts."

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