Ulice Payne

From BR Bullpen

Biographical Information[edit]

Ulice Payne was the first African-American club president in Major League Baseball history. He had won a title with the Marquette basketball team in 1977 and threw out the first pitch for the 1978 Brewers on Opening Day. He had no other involvement in baseball until being appointed to the board of the Southeast Wisconsin Professional Baseball Park District. In 2002, he became president of the Milwaukee Brewers, but he had his contract bought out just one year later.