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Eric Fisher

Staff writer Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media.

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For Selig, the challenges led to triumphs

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 05 / 23 / 16

Longtime observers, colleagues and business partners of MLB Commissioner Emeritus Bud Selig heard a lot of his well-worn phrases during his acceptance last week of Sports Business Journal’s 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award. Frequent references to baseball’s role as a social institution. T...

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