MiLB President Pat O'Conner announces retirement amidst growing tension between MLB and minor leagues

NEW YORK — As Major League Baseball continues to wrest control over the minor leagues, MiLB President Pat O’Conner’s retirement, announced Tuesday, indicates the end of the longstanding institution’s independence.“It has been a privilege to serve in Minor League Baseball leadership for the past 28 years and I will be forever indebted to all of the staff who worked with me in St. Petersburg over the years,” O’Conner said in a statement. “It was an honor to work alongside the owners, executives, players, umpires, fans and communities that have made our organization so successful.”O’Conner will l…

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