Rob Manfred Elected Baseball’s Next Commissioner

iStockphoto(BALTIMORE) — Rob Manfred has been elected Major League Baseball’s next commissioner. He will assume the role when current commissioner Bud Selig retires in January.

Manfred beat out Boston Red Sox chairman Tom Werner on Thursday to become baseball’s 10th commissioner.

The 55-year-old Manfred began working with MLB on a full-time basis in 1998. For 15 years, he served as executive vice president of labor relations. In 2013, he was promoted as the chief operating officer.

Selig has been at the helm since 1992, when then-commissioner Fay Vincent was forced out by the owners.

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