The Milwaukee Brewers will retire uniform No. 1 at a ceremony next season in honor of retiring MLB commissioner Bud Selig.
Selig is currently visiting the Brewers as part of his farewell tour. He will retire in January before being replaced with commissioner-elect Rob Manfred.
Selig was born in Milwaukee and used to be a minority owner of the Brewers. He is the one who moved the team to Milwaukee after they started out as the Seattle Pilots. In 2010, a statue of him was unveiled outside Miller Park.
“The uniform number being retired in the commissioner’s honor is significant, as the existence of the Milwaukee Brewers and Miller Park are a direct result of the commissioner’s vision. Without his tireless efforts, neither would be a reality," said principal owner Mark Attanasio.
The Brewers said that the planned ceremony is the first "in a series of initiatives that the Brewers have planned" to honor Selig.
- Molly Geary