Bud Selig - Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Bud Selig – Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Former Milwaukee Brewers owner and baseball commissioner Bud Selig was elected for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York on Sunday.

Selig will enter the Hall of Fame with longtime baseball executive John Schuerholz and will become the fifth former commissioner to receive induction.

Selig and Schuerholz will be inducted in Cooperstown on July 30 along with any former players that will be elected by the Baseball Writers Association of America.  That announcement will come on Jan. 18.

The 82-year-old Selig was elected in his first time on the ballot of the Today’s Game Era Committee, which  took into consideration former executives, players, managers and umpires with at least ten years of service and whose contributions came primarily from 1988 to present.

During his time in the commissioner’s office, Selig achieved labor peace and imposed significant penalties for PED use.  Baseball also saw an increase in revenue sharing, expanded playoffs, including wildcard berths, interleague play and instant replay among the many.

With Selig helping lead the way, Major League Baseball and the Players Association have reached another five years of labor peace.

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