Ten fun facts about Bud Selig


Fact 1
Selig oversaw baseball through the 1994 strike, the introduction of the wild card, interleague play, and the merging of the National and American Leagues under the Office of the Commissioner.

Fact 2
He was instrumental in organizing the World Baseball Classic in 2006.

Fact 3
Selig enjoys a high level of support from baseball owners.


Fact 4
Jerome Holtzman, Major League Baseball's official historian from 1999 until his death in 2008, believed Selig to be the best commissioner in baseball history.

Fact 5
He is credited for the financial turnaround of baseball during his tenure with a 400 percent increase in the revenue of MLB and annual record breaking attendance.

Fact 6
Selig was previously the team owner and team president of the Milwaukee Brewers.

Fact 7
Selig has pledged on numerous occasions to rid baseball of performance enhancing drugs, and has overseen and instituted many rule changes and penalties to that end.

Fact 8
He served two years in the U.S. Army before working with his father who owned a car leasing business in Milwaukee. Selig continues to be involved in the automotive industry, serving as president of the Selig Executive Lease Company.

Fact 9
Since 2009, Selig has been an adjunct professor of sports law and policy at Marquette University Law School.

Fact 10
Selig was elected to the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001.


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is the ninth and current Commissioner of Major League Baseball (MLB), having served in that capacity since 1992 as the acting commissioner, and as the official commissioner since 1998.

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