Leland Stanford MacPhail, Jr. (October 25, 1917 – November 8, 2012) was an American front-office executive in Major League Baseball. MacPhail was a baseball executive for 45 years, serving as the director of player personnel for the New York Yankees, the president and general manager of the Baltimore Orioles, chief aide to Commissioner of Baseball William Eckert, executive vice president and general manager of the Yankees, and president of the American League.
He and Larry MacPhail are the only father-and-son pair to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Lee was honored in 1998. Before his death in 2012, MacPhail had been the oldest living Hall of Famer.
By Dean Hanley
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