Commissioner's statement on Eddie Einhorn

Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. issued the following statement today regarding the passing of Chicago White Sox Vice Chairman Eddie Einhorn, who was 80:

"All of us at Major League Baseball are deeply saddened by the loss of White Sox Vice Chairman Eddie Einhorn, a leader in the world of sports and broadcasting. He was a sports television pioneer and a huge champion of youth baseball. In recent years he bridged those twin passions through the National Youth Baseball Championships, which appeared on MLB Network and MLB.com.

"A proud and loyal leader of the White Sox owned by his longtime friend Jerry Reinsdorf, Eddie took delight in the franchise's momentous 2005 World Championship. Most of all, for decades Eddie was a friend to seemingly all in the baseball and the broader sports communities. On behalf of Major League Baseball, I extend my deepest condolences to Eddie's wife Ann, their daughter - and our former colleague - Jenny, their son Jeff, and their entire family, as well as his countless friends throughout the White Sox organization and our game as a whole.