Levin to retire as MLB top spokesman

BY foxsports • April 1, 2010

Rich Levin will retire at the end of the year after a quarter century as Major League Baseball's chief spokesman.

Levin is baseball's senior vice president for public relations. He joined the commissioner's office in 1985 under commissioner Peter Ueberroth after writing a book with him and working as his assistant press secretary at the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee.

Levin also was the main spokesman for commissioners A. Bartlett Giamatti, Fay Vincent and Bud Selig.

Levin played on UCLA's NCAA basketball championship teams in 1964 and 1965 under John Wooden. He was a reporter for the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner for 11 years.

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