Bud Selig’s story as a baseball success, and more than likely Hall of Famer, can be filed under what an unlikely success story it is.
The son of an automobile dealer, Selig was smitten by baseball at a very young age and finally had his own team in his own hometown of Milwaukee in 1953 when Lou Perini moved his Boston Braves baseball club to Wisconsin in the middle of spring training.
Selig would eventually become the largest public stockholder in the team, out of baseball in 1965 when the team left the city. That should have been the end but it wasn’t.
This article was republished with permission from the original author, Evan Weiner.