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Peter Victor Ueberroth
Peter Ueberroth came to Major League Baseball after leading the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympic Committee to a rousing success.
Ueberroth was elected Time Man of the Year in 1984 for his role in the Los Angeles Olympics and appointment as Commissioner. In 1999, he was selected the 38th most powerful sports person of the century by The Sporting News. He was replaced by A. Bartlett Giamatti.
Most recently, Ueberroth ran unsuccessfully for governor of California in the 2003 recall election.