Mobley Not Running For President

Remove Randy Mobley’s name from the list of prominent baseball executives rumored to be interested in replacing outgoing Minor League Baseball president Mike Moore this December.

The International League president said yesterday that he is content to remain in the position he has held since 1990, but did not rule out a future presidential bid.

“Life for Randy Mobley is pretty darn good living in Dublin, Ohio, and working with for the current group of International League directors,” Mobley said in an e-mail when asked if he is a candidate. “With a few League projects and matters at
hand, as well as Triple-A Baseball efforts, I find myself plenty busy and challenged. Maybe someday, but not now.”

Minor League Baseball chief operating officer Pat O’Conner, who has served as Moore’s right-hand man for 14 years and who took on increased responsibilities after Moore was involved in a serious car accident in 2005, is the only confirmed candidate and a likely front-runner for the position. Memphis president Dave Chase has expressed interest in the position but has yet to formally announce his candidacy—a process that must be completed by the end of August.

Mobley was elected president of the International League in December 1990 and was named Baseball America’s executive of the year in 2002. He got his start in baseball as an intern with the Columbus Clippers in 1980. He worked his way through the organization before joining the International League as an administrator in 1985.