He was once a used car salesman...then team owner, turned baseball boss.
MLB Commissioner Bud Selig's been a master salesman generating revenue and securing top dollars for franchises. Even franchises in the less attractive markets of Florida, Arizona, Seattle, San Diego to name a handful.
When Selig was named Commissioner in 1992, baseball's revenue was $1.2 billion. For 2010-2011 seasons it's increased five-fold to $70 billion. Based on those figures alone, it's no surprise owners are happy with his work.
Under Bud Selig's leadership baseball's changed dramatically. Here's some changes.
Realigned teams into 3 divisions per league - introduced playoff wild-card teams (1994)
Interleague Play - (1997)
Added two ML franchises - Arizona Diamondbacks - Tampa Bay (1998)
Transfer of Montreal Expos franchise to Washington,D.C (Washington Nationals - 2004)
Adopted stricter drug testing - (2005)
Introduced World Baseball Classic - (2006)
Introduced instant repla...