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Rob Manfred is elected as Major League Baseball's 10th commissioner
Rob Manfred is elected as Major League Baseball's 10th commissioner

In the end, Bud Selig did pick his successor. Rob Manfred, the chief lieutenant to Selig, was elected Thursday as commissioner of Major League Baseball. Although Selig had hoped the succession would be more of a coronation, a faction of owners rallied behind Boston Red Sox chairman Tom Werner and deprived Manfred of a first-ballot victory. Manfred, 55, will become the 10th MLB commissioner, and the first since Selig assumed the role in 1992. Selig is scheduled to retire when his contract expires Jan. 24, 2015. In an early-evening news conference in Baltimore, where owners held multiple rounds of voting, Manfred joked that he had not had time to consider what his biggest challenges...

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