Box Seats on 2015 Season

Internships, Manfred visit give students close look at MLB
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

As the 2015 Major League Baseball season rolls out, ILR students are turning to personal experiences with the sport.

“During my time at the MLB , I learned so much from my supervisor … that I have come to appreciate the many nuances of baseball,” Samantha Fiorino ’16 said. “I’m really excited to see where this season goes.”

Today , MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred ’80 meets with ILR students for a Q&A session moderated by Kevin Hallock, Kenneth F. Kahn ’69 Dean and Joseph R. Rich ’80 Professor.

The 2015 season – Manfred’s first as chief executive – has provided  plenty of action for fans.

The Yankees welcomed Alex Rodriguez back from suspension. David Price battled for Detroit to knock out 8.2 innings versus the Twins. The Rockies annihilated the Brewers. Mike Trout worked to defend his American League Most Valuable Player title with a first-at-bat homerun.

Sarah Gilman ’16 follows the action closely. Her MLB internship last summer taught Gilman about more than baseball.

“I not only learned a lot more about human resources, but about myself,” Gilman said.

Alexander Gimenez ’15, joining the  MLB  Labor Relations Department after graduation, will rely on knowledge learned at Cornell to help guide him through collective bargaining and salary arbitration in this next year with the league.

“The experiences I’ve had at ILR will play a major role in helping me make an immediate impact on the job,” he said.

“Learning from professors like James Gross, a former MLB arbitrator, has provided me with insight on the MLB salary arbitration process that few people are exposed to outside of the league,” Gimenez said.