Lexington Legends

Stein wins inaugural award

Alan Stein, president and CEO of the Lexington Legends and the Omaha Royals, has been honored with the first-ever Presidential Citation from Minor League Baseball for outstanding service.

Minor League Baseball President Pat O'Conner made the presentation during the recent winter baseball meetings in Las Vegas.

Stein has served since 2006 as the South Atlantic League's elected representative on Minor League Baseball's Board of Trustees, and was elected vice chairman in 2007.

O'Conner said Stein's service in many areas was worthy of recognition, but in particular noted his contributions to an agreement earlier this year between Minor League Baseball and Major League Baseball Advanced Media on the bundled Internet rights program. The Baseball Internet Rights Company, formed as a result of the agreement, bundles Internet content of all clubs, with the purpose of significantly increasing the volume and availability of information about Minor League Baseball to an international audience.

"He worked tirelessly on intense negotiations with Major League Baseball Advanced Media and his peers within Minor League Baseball to secure a solid agreement that benefits all parties," O'Conner said.

Stein said, "It was an honor and a surprise to be recognized at our national convention in front of all of our colleagues. I'm honored to have the opportunity to make a contribution to the continuing growth and success of minor-league baseball."

Stein also serves as chief operating officer for Ivy Walls Management LLC, a company that manages operations for minor-league baseball teams, including the Legends and the Omaha Royals.