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Seven-foot-tall Bud to invade Miller Park

Milwaukee Brewers logoBud Selig, the man who brought baseball back to Milwaukee, will be honored with a statue at Miller Park.

Before Bud the Commissioner there was Bud the Businessman, the used-car dealer who plucked the pitiful Seattle Pilots out of bankruptcy court, arranged to have new logos hastily sewn on used uniforms, and set up shop in venerable County Stadium. Most baseball fans will forever remember Bud as the commissioner who botched the All-Star Game, but locally the fans will always think of him as the man who brought baseball back to the Cream City.

In honor of this accomplishment, the Brewers are erected a seven-foot-tall statue of Selig outside Miller Park, alongside existing statues of Hank Aaron and Robin Yount. The statue is being executed by Brian Maughan — who also created the Aaron and Yount statues — and will be unveiled Aug. 24.

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