Baseball's people of influence, the USA Today version
by Bob Timmermann
USA Today asked a panel of its writers (such as Hal Bodley and Bob Nightengale) and others involved in baseball at some time (such as Fred Claire and Dennis Gilbert) and picked the 50 most influential people in baseball.
Unsurprisingly, #1 was Commissioner Bud Selig and #2 was Players Association head Donald Fehr. The most influential current player was #15 Barry Bonds. Lots of owners and GMs make the list, but only one manager, #42 Bobby Cox.