National Press Club

Major League Baseball commissioner to speak at National Press Club luncheon, July 16

July 13, 2018 | By Tamara Hinton |

Major League Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred will address the state of America's favorite pastime at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on July 16.

Manfred, baseball's 10th Commissioner, will appear at the Club a day before the MLB All-Star Game at Nationals Park in Washington. He signed on with the MLB full-time in 1998 as executive vice president of economics and league affairs. In that position, he negotiated the MLB's first drug testing agreement with the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) in 2002.

Later he was promoted to chief operating officer and in 2015 succeeded Bud Seling to become commissioner. In this role, he had made quickening the pace of play one of his top priorities and has already instituted a number of new rules intended to address this issue.

Lunch will be served in the Club's Ballroom at 12:30 p.m. with remarks beginning at 1 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for Club members (members may purchase two tickets at this rate) and $39 for all other non-member tickets.

You can purchase tickets here.

Other Headliner Events:
July 24: Headliner luncheon with Miss America Chairwoman Gretchen Carlson and CEO Regina Hopper
August 13: Headliner Book Event: Sean Spicer & "The Briefing"