Francis Thomas “Fay” Vincent, Jr. (born May 29, 1938) is a former entertainment lawyer and sports executive who served as the eighth Commissioner of Major League Baseball from September 13, 1989 to September 7, 1992.
After graduating from law school, Vincent was a partner in the law firm of Caplin & Drysdale. He also served as Associate Director of the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Vincent was the chairman of Columbia Pictures and the vice chairman of Coca-Cola beginning in March 1982. In April 1986, he was promoted to the position of Executive Vice President of the Coca-Cola Company, which placed him in charge over all of the company’s entertainment activities.