5 Candidates to Replace Bud Selig as Baseball Commissioner

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5 Candidates to Replace Bud Selig as Baseball Commissioner
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Bud Selig, whose contract was set to expire at the end of this year, recently signed a two-year contract extension to remain as Major League Baseball’s commissioner through 2014.

Since first serving as commissioner in 1992, Selig has seen Major League Baseball continue its longest duration of labor peace, brought instant replay into the game, witnessed the setting of the all-time attendance mark, and watched revenues increase by nearly $5.8 billion from 1992 to 2010.

Of course, Selig has also had to deal with a strike in 1994 and 1995, a 2002 All-Star game that ended in a tie, and an era that featured admitted and rumored performance-enhancing drug users.

With Selig remaining as commissioner through 2014, Major League Baseball may have an opportunity to begin the search for their next commissioner, and allow them to work with Selig so as to ensure a seamless transition when he steps down.

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