Rodriguez appeals suspension, singles in season debut

Rodriguez appeals suspension, singles in season debut

CHICAGO, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez singled in his season debut Monday after appealing a 211-game suspension handed down for doping.

Report: A-Rod to be among 12 player suspensions

NEW YORK, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- A dozen major league players, including New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez, will be suspended Monday for using performance-enhancing drugs, sources told ESPN.
Alex Rodriguez may be suspended from Major League for life

Alex Rodriguez may be suspended from Major League for life

NEW YORK, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig is prepared to hand down a lifetime ban to New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, USA Today reported.

Baseball's All-Star Game set for Tuesday

NEW YORK, July 15 (UPI) -- Baseball's All-Star Game will be played for the 84th time Tuesday with players from the National League seeking their fourth consecutive victory.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 9, 2013.
By United Press International

Cincinnati lands 2015 MLB All-Star Game

CINCINNATI, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The Cincinnati Reds have been awarded the 2015 All-Star Game, MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and Reds President Bob Castellini announced Wednesday.

Baseball to test in-season for HGH

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Major league baseball players will be subject to unannounced in-season blood tests for human growth hormone, baseball officials and the players' union said.

Baseball union figure Marvin Miller dies

NEW YORK, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Marvin Miller, who helped form the Major League Baseball Players Association, had died at the age of 95.

Traded Buehrle says Marlins 'lied' to him

MIAMI, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Former Miami Marlins pitcher Mark Buehrle and his agent said Wednesday the team lied to them in signing the left-hander only to trade him a year later.

MLB OKs Toronto-Miami trade

NEW YORK, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig Monday gave his blessing to the multi-player trade involving Miami and Toronto.

Baseball exec Lee MacPhail dies at age 95

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Lee MacPhail, longtime baseball executive and, like his father, a Baseball Hall of Fame inductee, has died in Florida, the Hall of Fame said. He was 95.

MLB has new deals with Fox, TBS

NEW YORK, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball has agreed to new deals with Fox and Turner that will last through the 2021 season.
Cabrera pulls out of NL batting race

Cabrera pulls out of NL batting race

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- San Francisco Giants slugger Melky Cabrera, serving a suspension for use of banned substances, removed himself Friday from eligibility for the NL batting title.

San Diego Padres sale approved

DENVER, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The sale of the San Diego Padres to a local group headed by Ron Fowler won approval Thursday from the other owners of Major League Baseball teams.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, July 9, 2012.
By United Press International
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Bud Selig
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)

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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