ANew York Timesbest seller.
Foreword by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
The longtime Commissioner of Major League Baseball provides an unprecedented look inside professional baseball today, focusing on how he helped bring the game into the modern age and revealing his interactions with players, managers, fellow owners, and fans nationwide.
More than a century old, the game of baseball is resistant to change – owners, managers, players, and fans all hate it. Yet, now more than ever, baseball needs to evolve – to compete with other professional sports, stay relevant, and remain Americas pastime, it must adapt. Perhaps no one knows this better than Bud Selig, who, as the head of MLB for more than 20 years, ushered in some of the most important, and controversial, changes in the games history – modernizing a sport that had remained unchanged since the 1960s.
In this enlightening and surprising audiobook, Selig goes inside the most difficult decisions and moments of his career, looking at how he worked to balance baseballs 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 theGamechronicles Seligs career, takes fans inside locker rooms and board rooms, and offers an intimate, fascinating account of the frequently messy process involved in transforming an American institution.
Featuring an all-star lineup of the biggest names from the last 40 years of baseball, Selig recalls the vital games, private moments, and tense conversations hes shared with Hall of Fame players and managers and the contentious calls hes made. He also speaks candidly about hot-button issues like the steroid scandal that threatened to destroy the game, telling his side of the story in full and for the first time.
As he looks back and forward, Selig outlines the stakes for baseballs continued transformation – and why the changes he helped usher in must only be the beginning.
Narrator: Arthur Morey
Duration: 10 hours 32 minutes
Released: 19 Sep 2007