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Monday, February 18, 2019

MiLB mourns passing of Artiaga; Baseball ‘lifer’ served as Minor League president from 1988-91

Minor League Baseball President and CEO Pat O’Conner today released the following statement regarding the passing of former Minor League Baseball President Salvatore B. “Sal” Artiaga at the age of 72:

“It is with great sadness that the Minor League Baseball family mourns the passing of former President Salvatore B. “Sal” Artiaga, who passed away last night in Palm Harbor, Florida. Sal joined the Minor League Baseball office in 1983 and became President in 1988. His time as President was the catalyst for the future prosperity across Minor League Baseball and he was a valued member of the professional baseball family who will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and sincere condolences are with his wife, Marlene, and the entire Artiaga family during this difficult time.”

Artiaga began his career in professional baseball in 1965 as the assistant business manager for the El Paso Sun Kings before moving on to the Tampa Tarpons, first as business manager then general manager. Artiaga served as the business coordinator in the player development department for the Cincinnati Reds. In 1983, he joined the staff of Minor League Baseball President John H. Johnson and, following Johnson’s passing in January 1988, Artiaga was elected Minor League Baseball’s ninth President.

 

QLE Posted: February 18, 2019 at 07:25 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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