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Commissioner's statement
05/16/2008 6:47 PM ET
Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig issued the following statement today regarding the retirement of San Francisco Giants President and Managing General Partner Peter A. Magowan:

"Peter Magowan will always be remembered in the San Francisco Bay area for saving baseball in 1992 and for preserving the game for the next two generations of San Francisco fans by building the beautiful ballpark by the Bay. During his 16 years with the Giants, he has made a great impact in the community and within the game.

"Personally, I will miss Peter. I will miss his wisdom and his counsel. I am grateful, though, that he leaves the ball club in the very capable hands of Bill Neukom, the club's new Managing General Partner, and Larry Baer, the Chief Operating Officer and, now, the President of the Giants.

"My wife, Sue, and I wish Peter and Debby great happiness. They are wonderful friends and Sue and I look forward to seeing them again in the very near future."

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