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Execs Grade MLB Commissioner Bud Selig's Performance, Rank His Most-Lasting Legacy

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A majority of sports execs would grade MLB Commissioner Bud Selig’s work over the last 20 years as a “B,” according to a Turnkey Sports Poll conducted in February. Fifty-two percent of execs polled said they would give a grade of “B,” while 21% said “C” and 15% said “A.” Meanwhile, execs also were asked to identify Selig's most-lasting legacy. Twenty-nine percent said having labor peace since ’94, while 22% said the introduction of the Wild Card format and 20% said the introduction of in-season interleague play. Execs also said that PED use/testing would be the biggest issue facing the next MLB commissioner (Turnkey).

What grade does Bud Selig get for his work
over the past 20 years?
GRADE
%
A
15%
B
52%
C
21%
D
7%
F
2%
Not sure/No response
3%
Which of the following will be Bud Selig's
most-lasting legacy?
RESPONSE
%
Labor peace since '94
29%
Introduction of Wild Card
22%
Introduction of interleague play
20%
Handling of PED use/testing
18%
Awarding World Series home-field advantage
to All-Star Game winner
2%
Retiring Jackie Robinson's number throughout baseball
2%
Not sure/No response
7%
What is the biggest issue facing
the next MLB commissioner?
RESPONSE
%
PED use/testing
36%
Competitive balance
30%
Attendance
19%
Int'l development
5%
Expansion/contraction
2%
Stadium construction
2%
Playoff format
1%
Not sure/No response
5%

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