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august 01, 2012 • 03:30 AM

Selig says he'll retire in 2014

Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig speaks at a news conference after meeting the team owner at MLB headquarters in New York, Thursday, May 17, 2012.
Foto: AP in English
 

Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig insists he will retire after the 2014 season when his contract ends.

Selig was at Target Field on Tuesday for a celebration of MLB's Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities program. He said "nobody believes it" but he'll be done in 2 years, despite sentiment he'll stay until 2016 to pass Kenesaw Mountain Landis as the game's longest-serving boss.

Selig has been in charge of MLB since 1992, first as an interim commissioner and then permanently in 1998. The 78-year-old says he loves teaching and wants to write a book, so his time to quit will soon come.

Selig also said the site of the 2014 All-Star game, which the Twins are all but certain to host, will be announced soon, perhaps in August.

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