Bud Selig on October 31, 2010. American baseball executive who currently serves as the Commissioner Emeritus of Baseball. He initially served as the acting commissioner beginning in 1992 before being neil anderson victory over the darkness pdf the official commissioner in 1998. Selig also introduced revenue sharing.

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. Selig to step down as commissioner, citing his “glacial response” to the “growing stain on baseball. 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. As a Milwaukee native, he is credited for keeping baseball in Milwaukee. Selig remains a resident of Milwaukee.

5 million in the 12-month period ending October 31, 2005. Selig announced on September 26, 2013, that he would retire in January 2015. Selig would formally step down from the office when his current term expired on January 24, 2015. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2017.

Selig continues to be involved in the automotive industry, serving as president of the Selig Executive Lease Company. Selig’s interest in baseball came from his mother. Marie Selig attended college, a rare accomplishment for a woman in the early 20th century, and became a school teacher. Milwaukee in 1953, Selig switched allegiances, and eventually became the team’s largest public stockholder. In 1965, when the Braves left Milwaukee, he divested his stock in the team.