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April 4, 2017
MILWAUKEE — Allan H. (Bud) Selig, Commissioner Emeritus of Major League Baseball and Distinguished Lecturer in Sports Law and Policy at Marquette University, will be the featured guest in an upcoming "On the Issues with Mike Gousha," Wednesday, April 12, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette University Law School's Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St.
A lifelong Milwaukee resident and former owner of the Milwaukee Brewers, Selig served as Major League Baseball's ninth commissioner from 1998 to 2015. He had effectively been in charge of the sport since 1992.
During his tenure, Selig oversaw the creation of the wild card playoff and interleague play, a period of unprecedented labor peace, a comprehensive drug testing program and a dramatic increase in MLB revenue, which has grown from $1.2 billion in 1992 to $11 billion in 2016. Late last year, Selig was voted into Baseball's Hall of Fame, and will be inducted this summer.
Gousha, an award-winning broadcast journalist, is the Law School's distinguished fellow in law and public policy. His "On the Issues" series of conversations with newsmakers supports Marquette Law School's commitment to serve as a modern-day public square for the city of Milwaukee, the state of Wisconsin and beyond.
Through public programming such as the Marquette Law School Poll, debates featuring candidates in significant political races, Gousha's "On the Issues" conversations with newsmakers, public lectures by leading scholars and conferences on significant issues of public importance, the Law School serves as the region's leading venue for serious civil discourse about law and public policy matters.
The event is open to the public at no cost; registration is required and is available online. Members of the media who are interested in attending should contact Chris Jenkins in the Office of Marketing and Communication.