Allan “Bud” Selig
COMMISSIONER OF MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Bud Selig was elected the ninth commissioner of Major League Baseball on July 9, 1998, having served as interim commissioner since 1992.
A lifelong baseball fan, Selig followed the old Milwaukee Brewers minor league team and the Chicago Cubs while growing up. He became a Braves fan when the National League franchise moved to Milwaukee from Boston in 1953. In 1970, a team of investors led by Selig was awarded the Seattle Pilots franchise, which became the modern Milwaukee Brewers.
Selig served a dual role as president of the Milwaukee Brewers and chairman of the executive council until his appointment as commissioner. At that time, his financial interest in the club was placed ...