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Bud Selig selected for Hall of Fame

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Bud Selig, the founder of the Milwaukee Brewers and a longtime Commissioner of Major League Baseball, has been elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Selig was nominated by the "Today's Game Era" ballot which provides an opportunity for managers, umpires and executives, as well as players no longer on the Baseball Writers Association of America ballot to get into the Hall of Fame. Selig earned greater than 75% of the vote. 

Allan H. (Bud) Selig returned Major League Baseball to Milwaukee in 1970 as the founder of the Milwaukee Brewers. After his tenure as the owner of the club, he served 22 years as the MLB Commissioner. Current Brewers owner Mark Attanasio issued this statement about Selig's Hall of Fame nod:

“On behalf of everyone at the Milwaukee Brewers, I congratulate Commissioner Emeritus Selig on his election to the Hall of Fame, the highest honor in our sport. The Commissioner’s contributions to baseball are monumental: leading MLB in its continuing role as one of America’s most influential social institutions on diversity and inclusiveness; forging labor peace with the players’ union, which now will extend for more than 26 years with the agreement signed last week, and by overseeing unparalleled levels of competitiveness on the field.  These achievements also significantly contributed to the vibrant economic health that Major League Baseball enjoys today. His determination and passion for our community and the game brought baseball back to Milwaukee in 1970 with the Brewers and later led to the building of Miller Park. The Commissioner remains one of the game’s most revered advocates, and we are all proud to celebrate with him on this very special day.”

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