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Bud Selig to retire after '14 season

Updated: September 26, 2013, 6:55 PM ET
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Bud Selig said Thursday that he plans to retire as baseball commissioner in January 2015 after a term of more than 22 years marked by robust growth in attendance and revenue along with a canceled World Series and a drug scandal.

Some owners -- and even his wife -- have been skeptical in the past that he really would do it, but this marked the first time that Selig, 79, issued a formal statement that he intends to step down from the sport's top job.

"It remains my great privilege ...

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