Tom Reich, pioneering baseball and hockey agent, dies at 82

Tom Reich, left, and Kevin McClatchy pose for photos in Pittsburgh for a 50th anniversary event of the 1960 World Series, at PNC Park on Oct. 13, 2010. McClatchy owned the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1996 to 2007. Reich, a pioneering baseball agent with an ebullient, oversized personality who helped players gain multimillion dollar salaries in the early years of free agency, died Friday, July 2, 2021, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 82.