Harvey Schiller

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Dr.
Harvey W. Schiller
Personal details
Nationality American
Alma mater The Citadel Military College
University of Michigan
Northern Michigan University

Harvey Schiller has been a vice president of Turner Sports, chief executive of YankeeNets, vice chair of the America's Cup 2013 Advisory Board[1] and president of the International Baseball Federation.

Biography[edit]

Schiller is a 1960 graduate of The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina and holds a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Michigan.[citation needed]

He was one of the executives in charge of World Championship Wrestling, while president of Turner Sports. Harvey Schiller is best known as the supervisor of Eric Bischoff, then-president of WCW. He once appeared on the wrestling show WCW Monday Nitro, on a famous occasion when he suspended Bischoff from WCW in March 1997.[2]

In 2007, he was named as the new President of the International Baseball Federation (IBAF), the group that represents all the world's baseball federations.[3] In 2009 he was replaced by Riccardo Fraccari as head of the IBAF.

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Cushnan (21 August 2013). Tragedy, politics, controversy and farce - now can the America’s Cup get back on course?. SportsPro. Accessed September 2013.
  2. ^ "Eric Bischoff Suspended by Dr. Harvey Schiller". Retrieved April 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ Barry M. Bloom (2 March 2007). Schiller named new IBAF president. MLB.com. Accessed September 2013.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Aldo Notari
President of the International Baseball Federation
2007–2009
Succeeded by
Riccardo Fraccari