Commissioner At 22 Main Today
A few minutes ago, Bud Selig, the former MLB commissioner, signs the base where his plaque will be mounted the evening of Sunday, July 30, after he joins players Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Pudge Rodriguez, and fellow executive John Schuerholz in the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2017 Induction that afternoon at the Clark Sports Center fields. As commissioner, Selig had been on the Induction rostrum for 17 years (1998-2015), but confessed he was awed during today’s orientation at the thought of joining baseball’s immortals in the Hall of Plaques. Making a point of stopping at Hank Aaron’s plaque, he recalled that weekend in 1981 when inductees were to be announced. Aaron kept calling Selig’s office: “‘Have you heard?’ ‘Have you heard?’ So when we heard, he was the first one we called,” said the former commissioner recalled. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
COOPERSTOWN – Bud Selig, “the folksy former commissioner of Major League Baseball who presided over an unprecedented period of expansion, innovation and turmoil in the sport,” was elected to the Hall of Fame on Sunday by the hall’s restructured veterans committee, the New York Times is reporting this morning.
So was John Schuerholz, the World Series-winning general manager with the Atlanta Braves and the Kansas City Royals.