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The MJCCA Welcomes Bud Selig, Former Ninth Commissioner of Baseball, As He Presents His Newest Book, For the Good of the Game_copy

On Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at 7:30 pm, a Page from the Book Festival of the MJCCA (Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta), welcomes Bud Selig, the former ninth Commissioner of Baseball and the head of MLB for more than 20 years. Selig will discuss his newly released book, For the Good of the Game: The Inside Story of the Surprising and Dramatic Transformation of Major League Baseball. The author talk + book signing will be held at the MJCCA (5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody).

About the Book

For more than a century, the game of baseball was resistant to change – owners, managers, players, fans all were against it. No one knew this better than Bud Selig, who, as the game’s ninth commissioner and the head of MLB for more than 20 years, brought about more change during his tenure than his eight predecessors combined. He ushered in some of the most important, and controversial, changes in the game’s history – modernizing a sport that that had remained virtually unchanged since the 1950s. In this enlightening book, Selig goes inside the most difficult decisions and moments of his career, looking at how he worked to balance baseball’s storied history with the pressures of the 21st century to ensure its future.

Part baseball story, part business saga, and part memoir, For the Good of the Game chronicles Selig’s career, takes fans inside locker rooms and board rooms, and offers an intimate, fascinating account of the process involved in transforming an American institution. Featuring an all-star lineup of the biggest names from the past 40 years of baseball, Selig recalls the vital games, private moments, and tense conversations he’s shared with Hall of Fame players and managers and the contentious calls he’s made. He also speaks candidly about hot-button issues including the steroids scandal and the labor and economic issues that threatened to destroy the game.

About the Author

Bud Selig is the former ninth Commissioner of Baseball. A lifelong baseball fan and long-term baseball executive, he’s known for contributions to America’s Pastime including reform of the economic structure of the game, as well as labor and drug-testing policies. Tenured for more than two decades, he lives with his wife, Sue, and they have three daughters.

Program Info

Tickets: Member/Community: $35.00 includes one hardcover copy of the book. Q & A and a book signing will follow the author talk.

Contact Information

To Reserve Tickets:    MJCCA Box Office at 678.812.4002 or visit

Program Information:  Pam Morton at 678.812.3981,

Media Inquiries:           Lora Sommer at 678.812.4078,