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Brewers to erect Bud Selig statue

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Brewers said Monday the ballclub will erect a bronze statue at Miller Park in honor of baseball commissioner Bud Selig.

Brewers owner Mark Attanasio says the statue in the stadium's plaza will honor the 75-year-old commissioner "for all of his efforts on behalf of the Milwaukee Brewers and Major League Baseball."

The 7-foot-high statue will join those of Hank Aaron and Robin Yount, which were unveiled in 2001, the first year of play in Miller Park.

Selig returned Major League Baseball to his hometown of Milwaukee in 1970 when he founded the Milwaukee Brewers. He was owner and president of the Brewers before becoming commissioner in 1998.

An unveiling ceremony is scheduled Aug. 24.

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