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Peter Ueberroth

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Sports Executive

The Resume

    (September 2, 1937- )
    Founded First Travel Corporation
    Chief organizer of the Los Angeles Olympics (1984)
    Commissioner of Major League Baseball (1984-1989)
    Chairman of the United States Olympic Committee (2004- )

Why he might be annoying:

    He failed at his attempt to make the U.S. Olympic water polo squad (1956).
    He illegally colluded with baseball owners to keep some free agents from being signed.
    He resigned as baseball commish before his term was completed.
    He finished 6th in the goofy California governor recall election of 2003.

Why he might not be annoying:

    The 1984 games were the first privately financed Olympics and among the most profitable.
    He was named Time Magazine's 'Man of the Year' (1984).
    He reinstated Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle after they were banned for promoting casinos.
    He came down hard on baseball players who were using drugs.
    He forced the Cubs to finally install lights at Wrigley Field (1987).
    Every major league baseball club was profitable or breaking even when he left the commissioner post.
    He led the task force that cleaned up Los Angeles after the riots (1992).

Credit: Hoxy


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Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 3 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 5 Votes: 80.0% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 39 Votes: 28.21% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 15 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 12 Votes: 41.67% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 39 Votes: 10.26% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 18 Votes: 61.11% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 27 Votes: 59.26% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 18 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 14 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 38 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 43 Votes: 58.14% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 55 Votes: 74.55% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 89 Votes: 66.29% Annoying