Former Dodgers executive Charles Steinberg named senior advisor for Bud Selig
Former Dodgers Executive Vice President Charles Steinberg has been appointed by Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig as his senior advisor for public affairs, Selig announced Monday.
Steinberg was hired by then-Dodgers Chief Executive Jamie McCourt in 2008. He was granted permission to seek other employment shortly before Jamie and Dodgers owner Frank McCourt announced their separation last October.
Jamie McCourt was fired by the Dodgers a week after the announcement and Steinberg left the team soon after.
In November, six front-office employees brought in by Steinberg were also fired.
Divorce court documents filed by Frank McCourt in March contained an e-mail from Steinberg to Jamie McCourt. It included a seven-page action plan titled "Project Jamie," which encouraged her to run for president of the United States.
Steinberg has been in the league 34 years, including 19 years with the Baltimore Orioles, seven with the San Diego Padres and six with the Boston Red Sox.
“Charles has been committed to enhancing the clubs’ relationships with their fans and with their communities, and he has been instrumental in the popularity those clubs have achieved,” Selig said. “He will take a proactive role in developing the initiatives that impact and improve the enjoyment of fans throughout the nation and around the world."
Steinberg said: "I am honored to be asked to work with the commissioner of baseball. I look forward to working with him and his staff to promote the game and its inspiring stories."
More details to come on the Dodgers Blog.
-- Chuck Schilken
Photo: Charles Steinberg interacts with Dodgers fans in May 2008. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times.