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MacPhail dead at 95

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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Lee MacPhail, the former American League president who followed his father into baseball's Hall of Fame and whose son became a top executive for several major league teams, has died at 95.

He was the oldest Hall of Famer, and he died Thursday night at his home in Delray Beach, Fla., the Hall of Fame said Friday.

"There's not much I haven't done off the field other than commissioner," he said during a 1985 interview with The Associated Press when he retired after 4 1/2 decades in the sport.

In the second generation of one of baseball's most famous families -- and part of the only father-son Hall of Fame pairing -- MacPhail's most well-known moment in baseball came in 1983. He upheld Kansas City's protest in the Pine Tar Game against the New York Yankees, restoring a ninth-inning home run to Royals slugger George Brett -- also a future Hall of Famer.

-- The Associated Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition November 10, 2012 C4

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