San Diego, CA, United States (4E Sports) – The San Diego Padres honored outgoing MLB commissioner Bud Selig Tuesday with a dedication ceremony of the Selig Hall of Fame Plaza at Petco Park.
The 20-minute ceremony was held before their game against the Brewers, which the Padres won, 4-1.
Padres president and CEO Mike Dee said the team was honoring Selig not just for his overall achievements to baseball during his 22-year tenure as Commissioner but for helping to keep baseball afloat in San Diego.
Among Sellig’s contributions was the creation of Petco Park.
San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer said that Selig shared the vision for the ballpark and saw what it meant for community.
“Your help in creating this beautiful ballpark … it has truly reinvigorated downtown San Diego,” said Mayor Faulconer.
San Diego County supervisor Ron Roberts declared Tuesday as “Bud Selig Day” in San Diego County and its 18 cities.
The Selig Hall of Fame Plaza, which will serve as a home to the Padres Hall of Fame and eventually statues in the plaza to honor Padres greats as well as a plaque to honor Selig, will be open year-round to fans.