Selig & Uecker At LA Baseball Gala (Video)

Above is original video of former MLB commissioner Bud Selig and baseball luminary Bob Uecker entering the 13th Annual “In the Spirit of the Game” gala, held at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California. 

Both men are natives and current residents of the Milwaukee area.

Selig owned the Brewers from 1970-1992, before assuming the commissioner’s role from 1992-2015. His tenure at the helm of the sport is best remembered for significant transformational changes including implementing the Wild Card, interleague play, divisional realignment and instant replay. His commissionership also witnessed a surge in new ballparks, which led to a stadium attendance boom, increased local television broadcast rights and an overall rise in industry revenue.

Of course, Selig’s reign also featured the steroid era, which rendered the game’s most fabled records meaningless, as well as the canceling of the 1994 World Series and a rather significant decline in national TV ratings.

Without question, Selig’s stewardship of the game can be described as a mixed bag of successes and setbacks.

Uecker, also known as “Mr. Baseball,” played 6 big league seasons, but is so much more known for both his Brewers and national broadcasting work (45 years doing Brewers radio), as well as his numerous movie, TV show and commercial credits, including his role in the 3 “Major League” films (pardon the language), the 80’s ABC sitcom “Mr. Belvedere” and a classic Miller Lite ad campaign.