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01-24-2006, 04:54 PM
i was the first head of the national commission - a civil war vet and indianapolis businessman
01-25-2006, 11:47 AM
Garry Herrmann was the only head of the National Commission and he was born in 1859 and owned the Cincinnati Reds.
01-25-2006, 01:00 PM
actually i believe the national commission was first established in 1901 to oversee national league operations - it included jim hart of chicago, arthur soden of boston and was chaired by john brush -- it was only readapted in 1903 after the peace agreement to include al and nl presidents and herrmann
herrmann never actually owned the reds - he was strictly a minority stockholder who served as team president
01-25-2006, 08:34 PM
This is what I found:
April 3, 1902 The NL names club owners Arthur Soden, John T. Brush, and James Hart as an interim committee to run the league.
I have not found anything that would give me the impression that they called it a national commission.
01-26-2006, 09:06 AM
executive board-national commission
maidan name-married name
executive mansion-white house
western league-american league
same thing, different name, same or different personnel