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This Day in Boston History
January 26th, 1990
Elaine Weddington Steward
On this day,
the Boston Red Sox promoted Elaine Weddington, the team's assistant counsel,
to Assistant General Manager. This made her the highest ranked African
American woman in Major League Baseball.
A graduate of St. John's College and its law school, she would be promoted
to be the team's general counsel and vice president -- making her the
only woman of color among 134 team vice presidents.
She is active on non-profit boards in Boston, and lives with her family