Leland Stanford MacPhail, Jr. (born October 25, 1917 in Nashville, Tennessee) is an American retired front-office executive in Major League Baseball. MacPhail was a baseball executive for 45 years, serving as the director of player personnel for the New York Yankees, the president and general manager of the Baltimore Orioles, chief aide to Commissioner of Baseball William Eckert, executive vice president and general manager of the Yankees, and president of the American League. He is the son of Larry MacPhail, legendary front office executive with the Cincinnati Reds, Brooklyn Dodgers and the Yankees. His brother Bill MacPhail was president of CBS Sports and later was president of CNN Sports, brought on by Ted Turner to create the department upon the network's launch.
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