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Donald M. Fehr

Executive Director

Don Fehr was named executive director of the MLBPA in December of 1985. (MLBPA)

Don Fehr joined the MLBPA as general counsel in August of 1977 and was named executive director in December of 1985. Prior to joining the Association, Don was associated with the Kansas City law firm of Jolley, Moran, Walsh, Hager & Gordon, where, on behalf of the MLBPA, he worked on the landmark Messersmith-McNally free agency case.

As executive director, Don serves as the players' chief negotiator in collective bargaining with Major League owners, and has general responsibility for administering the other aspects of the MLBPA's activities, including contract administration, grievance arbitration, and pension and health care matters. In 1990, he successfully negotiated the $280 million settlement of the free agency collusion cases.