Major League Baseball has cancelled the first two series of the 2022 regular season after the players’ union failed to reach a new collective bargaining agreement. We find out more about MLB commissioner Rob Manfred and his wife and family.
Rob Manfred is commissioner of Major League Baseball (MLB) after succeeding Bud Selig in 2015. He is currently in the news after cancelling the first two series of the MLB season as talks to end a management lockout collapsed.
Owners and players were unable to agree on a contract to replace the collective bargaining agreement that expired in December 2021. As a result, 91 games have been erased from the upcoming season.
After negotiations ended, Manfred said: “We exhausted every possibility of reaching an agreement before the cancellation of games.” It is the first time in 27 years that labour disputes have cost MLB games and delayed Opening Day.
Rob Manfred’s wife, Colleen
Rob Manfred’s wife is Colleen Manfred, who was born on 14 July 1968. She graduated from Marion High School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Colleen attended Le Moyne College and went on to major in business administration and earned an MBA from George Washington University.
Before he went to Cornell, Rob also attended Le Moyne College from 1976 through 1978. It is believed he met Colleen while studying there and the couple tied the knot in 1982. They have been together ever since.
Colleen Manfred keeps out of the spotlight and is rarely seen in public but has served on the board of trustees at her alma mater. She also works as a volunteer college counsellor at Cristo Rey New York High School.
Rob and Colleen have four children
Manfred and Colleen have four children – Megan, Michael, Jane and Mary Clare.
Their son Michael Manfred is managing director and head of capital markets at CBAM. He graduated from Wake Forest University and married Ashley Manfred, an interior designer, in 2013.
Jane Manfred is married to Michael Quagliano, director of national retail sales at Keurig Dr Pepper. They have two children, Quinn Quagliano and George Quagliano, who are the grandchildren of Rob and Colleen.
Rob and Colleen’s youngest daughter, Mary Clare Manfred, graduated from Colgate University. She tied the knot with Charles Murphy in 2021.