Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Allan H. Selig
—President of the Milwaukee Brewers 1970-1998
Ninth President of Major League Baseball —
Selig, UPI's 1978 Executive of the Year, led the Brewers to seven "Organization of the Year" awards as the club featured homegrown Hall of Famers Robin Yount and Paul Molitor and fellow Cooperstown legends Henry Aaron, Rollie Fingers and Don Sutton.
As Commissioner, Selig implemented popular structural changes including the Wild Card, the three-division format and Interleague Play.
In 2001, Miller Park became one of nearly two dozen new Major League ballparks to open during Selig's tenure.
Baseball enjoyed its longest period of labor peace with the MLB Players Association during Selig's Commissionership, changing the game's economic landscape with significant revenue sharing among the clubs and implementing the toughest drug testing program in American professional sports.
MLB consistently posted record levels of attendance and revenues under Selig, who expanded the game's reach with successful ventures such as MLB Advanced Media, MLB Network and the World Baseball Classic.
Erected 2010 by the Milwaukee Brewers.
Location. 43° 1.762′ N, Touch for map. The marker is in front of Miller Park, home of the Milwaukee Brewers. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Brewers Way, Milwaukee WI 53214, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry Aaron (within shouting distance of this marker); Robin Yount (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor of the 1901 Milwaukee Brewers of the American League (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Volunteer-'98 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Erastus B. Wolcott, M.D (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wood National Cemetery Memorial Section (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 549 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 27, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. 5. submitted on July 15, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. 6, 7. submitted on September 27, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.