Bud Selig Tops List of Baseball's 10 Most Powerful People

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Bud Selig Tops List of Baseball's 10 Most Powerful People
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The most powerful force in sports is television money -- and has been since Game 6 of the 1975 World Series, when three days of rain turned an afternoon weekend game into an 8 p.m. start on a Tuesday night. NBC affiliates were steamed about losing their sitcoms. But by the time Carlton Fisk waved his home run fair, the ratings were through the roof and sports had become part of primetime American life for good.

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