It’s probably safe to say that you’ve seen the Ice Bucket Challenge making the rounds on social media. The Ice Bucket Challenge was meant to raise awareness and funds for the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association. So far, the Ice Bucket Challenge has raised over $100 million, a 3,500% increase over last year. Simply incredible.
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In our last post we discussed the legacy that Bud Selig will be leaving behind. Selig was intitially supposed to retire in 2006 but the owners talked him out of it. He tried to retire in 2009 again but alas, he was talked out of it. Now it’s the real deal. Selig’s contract is up on January 24th, 2015 and the search committee is working hard to find the next replacement.
So far, it’s been narrowed down to three.
On January 24th, 2015 Bud Selig’s contract as the MLB commissioner will expire. He was the acting commissioner from 1992 to 1998 when he became the official commissioner. His list of accomplishments are as long as any other commissioners and many believe he is directly responsible for the great-state that baseball is in today.
The All-Star Game or “Midsummer Classic” as it’s sometimes known, has been a staple in the MLB since 1933. The National League holds only 4 more wins the American League (43 to 39 with 2 ties). The rules have changed a bit since 1933, especially the way players are selected. Fans were given the right to vote on 8 starting players in 1947 but 10 years later the Cincinnati Reds stuffed the ballot box and fan voting rights were subsequently stripped away.
Voting rights were given back to the fans in 1970 and since 2002 the final roster selection has been made by the public through the All-Star Final Vote. The players for each league’s team is selected by the following process.
In honor of 4th July, Diamond Kinetics is taking a look at some of baseball’s most historic moments. Moments that changed the game forever and will be cemented in history. We’ve cataloged ten unforgettable events since the inception of America’s pastime.