New Book Traces the Reign and Influence of Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig

The World Baseball Classic is underway in Tokyo this week. This international
series is the brainchild of Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig. He’s held that post for fourteen years. Baseball’s Black Sox scandal of 1919 forced team owners to create the job of Commissioner, to oversee the sport and act inits best interests. Smith College Economics Professor Andrew Zimbalist has a new book, In the Best Interests of Baseball? The Revolutionary Reign of Bud Selig that looks at baseball’s commissioners over the decades, and the particular impact Selig has had on the game.