Commissioner Emeritus Bud Selig will explore the integration of baseball from 1945 through the present. He will explain the early challenges and ultimately the benefits that diversity has brought to Major League Baseball.

Allan H. (Bud) Selig is the Commissioner Emeritus of Major League Baseball and a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, New You on July 30, 2017.

Selig was named to the unprecedented position of Commissioner Emeritus by Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. on December 19, 2014, Selig assumed the role on January 25, 2015, when Manfred became the 10th Commissioner in the history of Baseball. As Commissioner Emeritus, Selig serves as an adviser to Manfred and assists him with special projects.

Allan H. (Bud) Selig was named the ninth Commissioner of Baseball on July 9, 1998, by a unanimous vote of the 30 Major League Baseball club owners. Prior to his election as Baseball’s Commissioner, Selig served as Chairman of the Executive Council, making him the central figure in Major League Baseball’s organizational structure dating back to September 9, 1992.

Museum Members $7 Non-Members $12 Free Parking

Offered in connection with Allied in the Fight: Jews, Blacks and the Struggle for Civil Rights, an exhibit on display at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, January 19 – March 25, 2018.” Jewish Museum Milwaukee is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of the Jewish people in southeastern Wisconsin and celebrating the continuum of Jewish heritage and culture. The history of American Jews is rooted in thousands of years of searching for freedom and equality. We are committed to sharing this story and the life lessons it brings with it, so that we may enhance the public’s awareness and appreciation of Jewish life and culture.