"Like father, like son." It's confirmed by the baseball paths of John J. McHale Jr. and his father.
John J. McHale Sr. included titles such as president and general manager of three major league teams and assistant to the Commissioner through 60 years in front offices.
John J McHale Jr. likewise ran three teams from offices, and was named the Major League Baseball executive vice president of administration on March 7, 2002.
Each is a lawyer and was a Notre Dame athlete before focusing on baseball administration. At Notre Dame, John Jr. played football defensive end and linebacker.
John Jr., in 1991, became executive vice president of baseball operations for the Colorado Rockies. He served three years, and for the next six years was president and chief executive officer of the Detroit Tigers. In 2001, John became chief operating officer of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
After 1971 Notre Dame graduation, John received law degrees from Boston College Law School in 1975 and the Georgetown University Law Center in 1982.
He and his wife, Sally, have three children, Duncan, William and Frances.