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Manfred is MLB's new commissioner

Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig, right, and chief operating officer Rob Manfred speak to reporters after team owners elected Manfred as the next commissioner during an owners' quarterly meeting in Baltimore Thursday,
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Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig, right, and chief operating officer Rob Manfred speak to reporters after team owners elected Manfred as the next commissioner during an owners' quarterly meeting in Baltimore Thursday,
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Rob Manfred was elected baseball’s 10th commissioner Thursday, winning a three-man race to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by the tradition-bound sport to recapture young fans and speed play in an era that has seen competition increase and attention spans shrink. The 55-year-old Manfred, who has worked for Major League Baseball in roles with ever-increasing authority since 1998, will take over from the 80-year-old Selig on Jan. 25. It’s a generational change much ...

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