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Bud Selig
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Bud Selig

Allan H. "Bud" Selig (born July 30, 1934) is a baseball team owner and administrator, formally appointed commissioner of baseball on July 2, 1998 after having served as acting commissioner since 1992. Selig is a resident of Milwaukee and a wealthy car dealer.

In 1970 he responded to the 1965 departure of the local Braves to Atlanta by purchasing the bankrupt Seattle Pilots franchise, moving them to his hometown, and renaming the team the Milwaukee Brewers.

As acting commissioner he presided over the 1994 players' strike and the resulting cancellation of the World Series, the first time it had not been played since 1904.

Preceded by:
Fay Vincent
Commissioners of Baseball Succeeded by:
still in office