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5/27/2015 4:45 AM
By Associated Press

Brewers honor past, celebrate future with Selig exhibit

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A replica of his old County Stadium office looked so authentic to Bud Selig that it left the Milwaukee Brewers founder at a loss for words.

That might be the best sign yet that the Brewers did a pretty good job with its latest homage to the former team owner and newly retired baseball commissioner.

The "Selig Experience" attraction opens this week at Miller Park. It's billed as a state-of-the art tribute to the franchise's history and symbol of baseball's rock-solid future in Milwaukee.

"Everything is really, really extraordinary. I can't emphasize that," said Selig, who got an early glimpse at the exhibit. "I am rarely speechless in my life. I was speechless."

Officially, Selig's title is now "commissioner emeritus" after a tenure of 22 1/2 years as baseball's leader ended in January.

His place in Milwaukee sports history was cemented long before becoming commissioner.

"I can tell you that without Commissioner Selig, we don't have baseball in Milwaukee," chief operating officer Rick Schlesinger said, "and you can't say that about too many other things."

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