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Former commissioner Selig back at ballpark for opening day

April 6, 2015

MILWAUKEE (AP) — After all those years as commissioner, Bud Selig was back at the ballpark on opening day.

The 80-year-old Selig threw out the ceremonial first ball Monday at Miller Park before the Milwaukee Brewers hosted the Colorado Rockies.

Selig headed Major League Baseball from 1998 until his retirement in January, when Rob Manfred took over. Selig is now commissioner emeritus.

Selig said he’s been teaching classes at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Marquette University in Milwaukee since leaving office. He’s also working on a book.

“I have a class coming up on Wednesday and as commissioner emeritus I also have work to do. It’s been busy,” he said.

Selig formerly owned the Brewers and has spent five decades in baseball.

“As I start my book, you think back and it has been an amazing 51 years,” Selig said.

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