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Rob Manfred was elected baseball's 10th commissioner Thursday and will succeed Bud Selig in January, 2015. He is a labor ...
lawyer and has worked for Major League Baseball since 1998. (Aug. 14)
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SHOTLIST:MLB.COM - Courtesy Baltimore, Maryland - August 14, 20141. SOUNDBITE: (English) Bud Selig, Outgoing MLB CommissionerWe've just concluded our special Major League meeting, and Mr. Rob Manford has been elected the 10th Commissioner of Baseball. We had quite a lengthy day, significant day where we had a significant number of votes, but in the end, the vote was unanimous -- 30 to nothing, so the process is complete. 2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Bill DeWitt, Succession Committee Chairman "We're thrilled that Rob is the 10th commissioner, and I would be remiss if I didn't say that he's following in big footsteps. Bud is the 9th commissioner and will go down as the greatest commissioner in baseball history, and Rob will fill those shoes well as we move forward.3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Rob Manfred, Incoming MLB CommissionerI have to say that I'm tremendously honored by the confidence that the owners showed in me today, electing me today to be the 10th Commissioner of Baseball. I agree with Bill that I have very big shoes to fill in following Commissioner Selig. 4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Rob Manfred, Incoming MLB Commissioner"He has been a friend and mentor to me the entire 25 years that I have been in the game. There is no question that I would not be standing here if it were not for Bud. I would hope that I will perform as the 10th commissioner in a way that will add to his great legacy."STORYLINE:Rob Manfred was elected baseball's 10th commissioner Thursday and will succeed Bud Selig in January.A labor lawyer who has worked for Major League Baseball since 1998, Manfred beat out Boston Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner in the first contested vote for a new commissioner in 46 years. The third candidate, MLB Executive Vice President of Business Tim Brosnan, dropped out just before the start of voting. "I am tremendously honored by the confidence owners showed in me today," Manfred said. "I have very big shoes to fill."The 55-year-old Manfred, who grew up in Rome, New York _ about an hour's drive from the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown_ must address issues that include decreased interest in baseball among younger people and longer games. He has served as MLB's chief operating officer for the past year. Selig turned 80 last month and has ruled baseball since September 1992, when he was among the owners who forced Commissioner Fay Vincent's resignation. He said he intends to retire in January.Manfred fell one vote shy of the 23 out of 30 owners needed in the first ballot earlier Thursday. On the second ballot, he won unanimously, several owners confirmed.