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Posted: Thursday October 6, 2011 8:41PM ; Updated: Thursday October 6, 2011 8:41PM

Selig to throw out first pitch of D-backs-Brewers Game 5

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Former Brewers owner and current Commissioner Bud Selig will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 5 of the NL division series between Arizona and Milwaukee on Friday.

Selig has repeatedly said he will step down as commissioner when his contract ends next year.

He remains very much a part of baseball's history in Milwaukee after he was awarded the Seattle Pilots franchise in bankruptcy court in April 1970 and moved it to County Stadium.

Under Selig's watch, the Brewers reached the 1982 World Series and opened a retractable-roof ballpark, Miller Park, in 2001. Selig's family sold the franchise to Los Angeles investment banker Mark Attanasio and his group of investors in 2004.

Milwaukee radio broadcaster Bob Uecker threw out the first pitch of Game 1 and Hall of Famer Robin Yount did the same for Game 2.

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