The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, July 9, 2012.
By United Press International
Frank Robinson takes on new MLB role

Frank Robinson takes on new MLB role

NEW YORK, June 26 (UPI) -- Ground-breaking Hall of Famer Frank Robinson was announced as Major League Baseball's executive vice president of baseball development Tuesday.

Announcer Harrelson apologizes to ump

CHICAGO, June 2 (UPI) -- Chicago White Sox television broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson Saturday apologized to an umpire for an on-air tirade, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Baseball playoff changes become official

NEW YORK, May 17 (UPI) -- Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig announced Thursday proposed changes to the sport's playoff structure for this year had been approved by owners.

Former Rockies owner McMorris dies at 71

DENVER, May 8 (UPI) -- Former Colorado Rockies co-owner, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Jerry McMorris died Tuesday, the team said. He was 71.
Tigers reinstate Delmon Young

Tigers reinstate Delmon Young

DETROIT, May 4 (UPI) -- Outfielder Delmon Young was reinstated Friday by the Detroit Tigers after a weeklong suspension for an incident in which he allegedly used anti-Semitic slurs.

Baseball suspends Young seven games

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young was suspended for seven games by Major League Baseball Monday, three days after his arrest in New York.
Ubaldo Jimenez appeals suspension

Ubaldo Jimenez appeals suspension

GOODYEAR, Ariz., April 3 (UPI) -- Cleveland Indians pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez is filing an appeal of a five-game suspension, Indians Manager Manny Acta said Tuesday.
Indians' Jimenez draws 5-game suspension

Indians' Jimenez draws 5-game suspension

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 2 (UPI) -- Cleveland Indians pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez was suspended five games for his role in a spring training altercation, baseball officials said Monday.

Eight more accuse ex-Red Sox clubhouse manager of abuse

BOSTON, March 5 (UPI) -- Eight additional men have accused the late Boston Red Sox clubhouse manager Donald J. Fitzpatrick of sexually abusing them as teens, their lawyer said.
MLB expands playoffs

MLB expands playoffs

NEW YORK, March 2 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball is adding an extra wild-card team from each league to its playoff format beginning this fall, officials said Friday.

Cubs deal Chris Carpenter to Red Sox

FORT MYERS, Fla., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Pitcher Chris Carpenter has been traded from the Chicago Cubs to the Boston Red Sox, the American League team said Tuesday.

Former MLB umpire Springstead, 74, dies

NEW YORK, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Marty Springstead, who was a Major League Baseball umpire for 20 seasons, has died at age 74, Commissioner Bud Selig said Wednesday.

Reports: Selig to get 2-year extension

NEW YORK, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Baseball owners will ask Commissioner Bud Selig to stay on the job two more years and he is expected to accept, multiple reports indicated Tuesday.

Baseball owners approve new contract

NEW YORK, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- MLB Commissioner Bud Selig announced Thursday baseball owners had approved a new five-year collective bargaining agreement.
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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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