Bud Selig is retiring as the commissioner of Major League Baseball, and Bud Selig’s wife Suzanne Selig or “Sue” for short, can now advise him more on what pieces of art to buy. She is on the board at the Milwaukee Art Museum, and she lets him make all the purchasing selections, as she explained in a 2007 USA Today article. She also calls her husband “obsessive-compulsive,” which I would think is useful for a guy who always has a lot to do. Now, Bud will have less to do. Or at least he’ll have more time to do other things.
Selig married his wife Sue back in the 70’s, and back then she was a real estate broker in their fine city of Milwaukee. Bud, in addition to being the president of the Milwaukee Brewers (at that time a new baseball club) was also the proprietor of a car dealership. You can imagine how difficult it would have been to keep that business going after becoming the commish in the 90’s. The Brewers actually used to be a team called the Seattle Pilots, and after Bud picked them up in 1970, he moved them to Milwaukee. After Sue married Bud, she started focusing much of her attention on community outreach and charity. She was an organizer for Auxiliary of Mount Sinai Medical Center, and she was also part of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation Campaign.
Bud and wife Sue have kids from separate marriages, but they’re all one big family and have been for some time. Sue’s daughter is named Lisa Steinman, and she works for MLB. Nice to be able to get a job from the stepdad. Bud’s daughters are Wendy and Sari, and they’ve got kids of their own now. Incidentally, Bud kept his ownership in the family after he became Commissioner. He transferred the ownership to his daughter to avoid “conflicts of interest.” I mean, I don’t think that would really avoid conflicts of interest at all, but it’s a legally good enough move. The Brewers are a cool organization. Glad to see they’re still chugging along.