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Baseball’s statesman

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 01 / 19 / 15

Selig poses in the commissioner's office in Milwaukee. Photo by: Scott Paulus / Milwaukee Business Journal B ud Selig strode through the stately lobby of Milwaukee’s historic Pfister H...

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