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MLB Commissioner Emeritus Selig will go ‘On the Issues’ Aug. 29

A Milwaukee native who still calls the city home, Selig’s lifelong love affair with baseball has been well-documented.

By - Aug 22nd, 2019 04:29 pm
Bud Selig. Photo courtesy of Marquette University.

Bud Selig. Photo courtesy of Marquette University.

MILWAUKEE — Bud Selig, commissioner emeritus of Major League Baseball and distinguished lecturer in sports law and policy at Marquette University Law School, will be the next featured guest in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Thursday, Aug. 29, at 12:15 p.m. in the Lubar Center at Marquette Law School’s Eckstein Hall.

A Milwaukee native who still calls the city home, Selig’s lifelong love affair with baseball has been well-documented. In his new book, “For the Good of the Game,” Selig pulls back the curtain on his years as the game’s ninth commissioner, offering readers an inside look at how he helped bring America’s pastime into the modern age.

During his visit to the Lubar Center, Selig will describe why changes to the game were necessary for its survival and how he was able to build consensus in a sport that had been beset by internal bickering, labor disputes and a steroid scandal. This event is cosponsored by the National Sports Law Institute and the Marquette Sports Law Program. Autographed copies of Selig’s book will be available for purchase in the Zilber Forum before and after the event.

Gousha, an award-winning journalist, continues his “On the Issues” series of provocative and insightful interviews with local and national public officials, journalists and other newsmakers throughout the year. A complete schedule is available online.

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 members of the general public at no cost; registration is required and is available online. Members of the media who are interested in attending should contact Kevin Conway, associate director of university communication, at kevin.m.conway@marquette.edu.

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