Jerome Holtzman Major League Baseball's official historian from 1999 until his death in 2008 believed Selig to be the best commissioner in baseball history. When Bonds hit his 755th home run Selig refused to applaud Bonds' accomplishment instead choosing to keep his hands in his pockets and have a look of disdain on his face. viewership as 2002 (9.
5 million in the 12-month period ending October 31 2005. The Mitchell Report commissioned by Selig concluded that the MLB commissioners club officials the Players Association and the players all share "to some extent in the responsibility for the steroid era. As a Milwaukee native he is credited for keeping baseball in Milwaukee.