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Flashback: Rob Manfred elected to succeed Bud Selig as commissioner

Aug 14, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Newly elected commissioner of baseball Rob Manfred speaks at a press conference after being elected by team owners to be the next commissioner of Major League Baseball. At left is MLB commissioner Bud Selig. Mandatory Credit: H.Darr Beiser-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 14, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Newly elected commissioner of baseball Rob Manfred speaks at a press conference after being elected by team owners to be the next commissioner of Major League Baseball. At left is MLB commissioner Bud Selig. Mandatory Credit: H.Darr Beiser-USA TODAY Sports

The Bud Selig era came to an unofficial end one year ago.

On Aug. 14, 2014, Rob Manfred was elected as the next commissioner of Major League Baseball. He beat out Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox chairman Tom Werner and MLB executive vice president of business Tim Brosnan, who withdrew before the balloting began.

The transition from Selig and Manfred, who served under Selig since 1998, has been a smooth one thus far (Manfred officially took over Jan. 24, 2015). During Selig's tenure, MLB made a number of monumental changes, including the advent of interleague play, expansions in terms of franchises and divisions, the introduction of the wild card, and the awarding of home-field advantage in the World Series to the winner of the All-Star Game, among other things.

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Among the changes Manfred has said he will consider: the use of a pitch clock, the elimination of defensive shifts, the All-Star voting process and the timing of the trade deadline.