MLB Commissioner Bud Selig To Get $6M A Year In Retirement

By Staff  |  12/19/2014

Bud Selig

20 years after taking over as the Major League Baseball commissioner, Bud Selig is set to retire in 2015... but will be given a ridiculous retirement salary indefinitely.

According to, the 80-year-old will receive a $6 million-a-year in retirement when he officially steps down in 2015.

Selig has been running the MLB since 1992 before being elected commissioner in July 1998.

Since news of his retirement salary surfaced, MLB spokesman Pat Courtney told ESPN that the league will not reveal compensation, but said that $6 million a year is inaccurate.

In comparison, since retiring from the league in 2006, former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue has been paid more than $30 million in deferred compensation and retirement pay.

Manfred, who has worked for MLB since 1998, was chosen to replace Selig in August over Red Sox chairman Tom Werner.