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Commissioner's statement on Cashen

Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig issued the following statement this afternoon regarding the passing of longtime Baltimore Orioles, New York Mets and Commissioner's Office executive Frank Cashen, who was 88:

"Frank Cashen was one of the greatest executives in our game. A true gentleman who had many interests, Frank had a multifaceted career in Baseball and beyond. He helped construct some of the best clubs that two of our franchises - his hometown Baltimore Orioles and the New York Mets - have ever had. When I was trying to obtain the Brewers franchise, Frank was very supportive, and after we were successful, he remained a friend whose judgment - on both people and our game - I always trusted. With great integrity, Frank became a leader in our industry. 

Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig issued the following statement this afternoon regarding the passing of longtime Baltimore Orioles, New York Mets and Commissioner's Office executive Frank Cashen, who was 88:

"Frank Cashen was one of the greatest executives in our game. A true gentleman who had many interests, Frank had a multifaceted career in Baseball and beyond. He helped construct some of the best clubs that two of our franchises - his hometown Baltimore Orioles and the New York Mets - have ever had. When I was trying to obtain the Brewers franchise, Frank was very supportive, and after we were successful, he remained a friend whose judgment - on both people and our game - I always trusted. With great integrity, Frank became a leader in our industry. 

"Most importantly, Frank was a marvelous person. On behalf of the game that Frank served with excellence for decades, I extend my deepest condolences to his wife Jean, their family, and his many friends and admirers throughout the National Pastime."