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Bud Selig turns short-term job into Hall of Fame plaque

On the day he was put in charge of baseball in 1992, Bud Selig said his new job was "hopefully relatively short term."

"But if you're asking me what relatively short term means, obviously this morning I don't know," he said.

Maintaining power for more than 22 years, Selig oversaw a revolution in baseball that included interleague play, the expansion of the playoffs from four teams to eight and then 10, dividing each league into three divisions with wild cards, instituting video review to aid umpires, revenue sharing to help small-market teams and 20 new big league ballparks.

He also presided over the first cancellation of the World Series in 90...