Business 100 - 2008

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Tim Brosnan/Major League Baseball

As Executive Vice President, Business of Major League Baseball, Tim Brosnan oversees all domestic and business functions of Major League Baseball’s Office of the Commissioner, including licensing, sponsorship, domestic and international broadcasting, special events and MLB Productions.

Tim joined Major League Baseball’s Office of the Commissioner in 1991 and was quickly promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Major League Baseball International.

In his current position he oversees the multi-billion-dollar enterprise that baseball advertising and promotion has become. Brosnan foresees the day when countries including Ireland will play in the World Baseball Classic, an equivalent to
soccer’s World Cup.

A second- generation Irish-American whose grandparents immigrated from counties Kerry and Sligo, Kevin has visited Ireland many times and even taken in a game in Dublin where Peter O’Malley, former chairman of the Dodgers, gifted a baseball field.  Kevin says that he  thinks that an Irish player in the major leagues is a real possibility in the future.