Bud Selig Appoints Tom Schieffer as Monitor of Los Angeles Dodgers

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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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