Bud Selig Appoints Tom Schieffer as Monitor of Los Angeles Dodgers

Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig appointed Tom Schieffer as monitor of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Schieffer will oversee “day-to-day operations, business and finances of the Dodgers and all of the franchise’s related entities,” the league announced Monday.

Schieffer, 63, was a part of the Texas Rangers ownership group and served as team president from 1991-99. He also served as the United States Ambassador to Australia from 2001-05, and as the United States Ambassador to Japan from 2005-09.

“We are very fortunate to have someone of Tom Schieffer’s stature monitor the operations of the Los Angeles Dodgers on behalf of Major League Baseball,” Selig said in a statement. “Tom is a distinguished public servant who has represented the nation with excellence and has demonstrated extraordinary leadership throughout his career. The many years that he spent managing the operations of a successful franchise will benefit the Dodgers and Major League Baseball as a whole. I am grateful for Tom’s acceptance of this role.”

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