Tony Petitti
Title: President/CEO, The MLB Network
Number of years in cable: 5
Education: Haverford College; Harvard Law School

Why Him? A former college baseballer, Petitti knocked it out of the park this year for the MLB Network across key business divisions. After hitting the network’s biggest ratings record with the airing of the League Division Series last October, the network nabbed the rights to broadcast two MLB League Division Series games every year through 2021. It also became the exclusive English language home for the World Baseball Classic. Petitti’s negotiation skills have swung the network into 71 million homes, and his stats continue to improve.

Beatles or the Rolling Stones? Rolling Stones

The other subject I wish I’d picked for my college major: History

Most embarrassing moment: While playing baseball at Haverford College, I got picked off from second base with the bases loaded and two outs in a 3-2 game.

I watch the majority of programming on this device: Television

Favorite business and/or motivational book: Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand ?

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