Selig sets 2015 date for his retirement
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig said in a statement he will retire in January 2015.
The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Bud Selig took over a sport with $1.7 billion in revenue, four teams in each year’s postseason, economic disparity among the clubs and a fixation on sticking with traditions that dated to the 19th century.
After a decade of maintaining his departure was imminent, the 79-year-old baseball commissioner put his exit plans in writing Thursday and said in a statement he will retire on Jan. 24, 2015 after 22 years — the second-longest term behind Kenesaw Mountain Landis.
His revolutionary reign produced an $8 billion industry, interleague play, an expanded postseason and two decades of labor peace. But he also presided over a canceled World Series and long-running drug scandal.
SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco police say a 21-year-old man faces a homicide charge in the fatal stabbing of a Los Angeles Dodgers fan after team’s game against the Giants on Wednesday.
Police said Michael Montgomery, of Lodi, is being charged in the death of 24-year-old Jonathan Denver outside a nightclub not far from the Giants’ ballpark. Denver’s father is a security guard for the Dodgers.
• Robinson Cano appears ready to test the free-agent market after talks with the Yankees broke down weeks ago over his request for a 10-year contract worth as much as $310 million.
• Milwaukee’s Carlos Gomez and Atlanta’s Reed Johnson were suspended one game for a benches-clearing scuffle Wednesday.