First and foremost, Bud Selig was a baseball fan. Because he was heartbroken when the Braves left Milwaukee, Selig became deeply involved in the effort to get baseball back in his hometown. He and several investors were successful when they bought the Seattle Pilots and moved them to Milwaukee in 1970.
Selig served as president of the club for more than two decades. Near the end of that tenure, he served as interim baseball commissioner. Selig later became commissioner and shook up the baseball world by establishing his office in Milwaukee. Selig worked hard to get owners to share revenue and also pushed for interleague play, realignment and other innovations.