Rob Manfred Is Elected New MLB Commissioner By Owners

By: Jon Heyman
By: Jon Heyman

BALTIMORE (CBS) -- Rob Manfred was elected as new commissioner by a vote of MLB owners, sources said.

After much back and forth all day, Manfred secured the necessary votes to win the job. He had 22 of the needed 23 votes earlier in the day, but owners stayed overtime to get the job done.

Manfred, 55, has served as the league's Chief Operating Officer since last September after having previously served 15 years as an executive vice president.

His term will begin Jan. 24, 2015.

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