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Phyllis Merhige

Phyllis Merhige (Baseball. Born, Brooklyn, NY, Apr. 2, 1947.) Among the highest-ranking women ever in major league sports, Phyllis K. Merhige started as a secretary to A.L. president Lee MacPhail July 1, 1974. Merhige became the assistant public relations director in 1979 and succeeded Bob Fishel in 1979 when Fishel became the league’s executive vice […]

Bob Fishel

Bob Fishel (Baseball.  Born, Cleveland, OH, May 15, 1914; died, New York, NY, June 30, 1988.)  Robert O. Fishel was one of the most popular and respected baseball executives of his day, having served as public relations director of the Yankees for almost 20 years and was with the American League for another 15 years.  […]

Marty Appel

Marty Appel (Baseball.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Aug. 7, 1948.)  Martin Eliot Appel spent nearly a decade with the Yankees, first as assistant public relations director (1968-73) before succeeding Bob Fishel as public relations director when the latter moved to the American League office.  Appel left in 1977 to become public relations director of the New York […]

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