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Mixed signals on D.C. Expos deal

WASHINGTON, June 29 (UPI) -- Despite a conflict over stadium financing, Major League Baseball is still considering Washington as the new home of the Expos, it was reported Sunday.

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Report: Marlins draw heavy fine

NEW YORK, May 29 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball reportedly has fined the Florida Marlins a "substantial amount" for failing to follow minority-hiring guidelines when they chose Jack McKe

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Sale of Angels to Moreno approved

NEW YORK, May 15 (UPI) -- Arturo Moreno became the first Latino owner of a major league team Thursday when MLB owners approved his purchase of the World Series champion Anaheim Angels.

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All-Star Game tied to home-field advantage

NEW YORK, May 1 (UPI) -- One year after the All-Star Game became a public relations debacle, the Major League Baseball Players Association Thursday agreed to give the game more weight t

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Selig says this will be his last term

NEW YORK, April 24 (UPI) -- Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig said Thursday he does not plan to stay on the job after his current term expires in December 2006.

Anaheim 10; Texas 0

ANAHEIM, Calif., April 2 (UPI) -- After receiving their championship jewelry, the Anaheim Angels blitzed the Texas Rangers Tuesday night, 10-0.

The Bear's Lair: Bursting sports bubble

WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- When baseball immortal Babe Ruth was asked after the 1931 season why his $80,000 salary exceeded President Herbert Hoover's $75,000, the lifelong Democrat responded: "I had a better year than he did." Sports stars, like actors and pop music stars, tend to
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor

War not affecting network sports coverage

NEW YORK, March 22 (UPI) -- War coverage has not affected the NCAA Tournament on CBS, or the other sports events on major networks Saturday.

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MLB cancels season-opening series in Japan

NEW YORK, March 18 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball on Tuesday canceled the season-opening, two-game series in Japan between the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics on the eve of possible

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Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig testifies before a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on Drugs in Sports in Washington on February 27, 2008. The committee heard testimony from various professional sporting leagues on the use of performance enhancing drugs. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Allan Huber "Bud" Selig (pronounced /ˈsiːlɨɡ/; born July 30, 1934) is the ninth and current Commissioner of Major League Baseball, having served in that capacity since 1992 as the acting commissioner, and as the official commissioner since 1998. Selig oversaw baseball through the 1994 strike, the introduction of the wild card, interleague play, and the merging of the National and American leagues under the Office of the Commissioner. He was instrumental in organizing the World Baseball Classic in 2006. Selig also introduced revenue sharing. He is credited for the financial turnaround of baseball during his tenure with a 400 percent increase in the revenue of MLB and annual record breaking attendance. Selig enjoys a high level of support from baseball owners, but has been widely decried by both the MLB Players' Union for his policies and by the general public for presiding over the game during one of its most contentious periods. Jerome Holtzman, Major League Baseball's official historian from 1999 until his passing in 2008, believed Selig to be the best commissioner in baseball history.

During Selig's term of service, the use of steroids and other performance enhancing drugs became a public issue. The Mitchell Report, commissioned by Selig, concluded that the MLB commissioners, club officials, the Players Association, and the players all share "to some extent in the responsibility for the steroid era." Following the release of the Mitchell Report, Congressman Cliff Stearns called publicly for Selig to step down as commissioner, citing his "glacial response" to the "growing stain on baseball." Selig has pledged on numerous occasions to rid baseball of performance enhancing drugs, and has overseen and instituted many rule changes and penalties to that end.

Selig was previously the team owner and team president of the Milwaukee Brewers. As a Milwaukee native, he is credited for keeping baseball in Milwaukee. In 1970, he purchased the Seattle Pilots in bankruptcy court and renamed them the Milwaukee Brewers after a minor league team he had watched in his youth. The Brewers went to the 1982 World Series and won seven organization of the year awards during his tenure. Selig remains a resident of Milwaukee.

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