William Eckert

William Eckert

William Dole "Spike" Eckert (January 20, 1909 – April 16, 1971) was a Lieutenant general in the United States Air Force, and later the fourth Commissioner of Major League Baseball from 1965 to 1968.

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Commissioner Of Baseball - Overview of Commissioners - William Eckert (1965–1968)
... William Eckert only became a serious candidate for the commissionership after fellow officer Curtis LeMay gave Major League Baseball a recommendation for him ... a unanimous vote of the then, 20 major league club owners, William Eckert became the fourth Commissioner of Major League Baseball ... When he became commissioner, Eckert had not seen a game in person in over 10 years ...
William Eckert - References in Popular Culture
... sports columnist Jim Murray ended a column with a hypothetical quote from Eckert "I wish everyone a happy and prosperous 1897!" In a 1967 Peanuts comic strip, Charlie Brown's ... Lucy then suggests, "Why don't you send a letter to Commissioner Eckert, and have him send you a new one?" Charlie Brown thinks little of this idea ...