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Rob Manfred elected baseball commissioner
Rob Manfred elected baseball commissioner

Rob Manfred, the chief lieutenant to Bud Selig, was elected Thursday as commissioner of Major League Baseball. Although Selig had hoped the succession would be more of a coronation, a small 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. 25, 2015. With 23 votes needed for election, Manfred reportedly got 22 votes on the first ballot and Werner eight. Manfred is believed to have gotten 22 votes on a second ballot and won on the third ballot, by a 30-0...