Bnai B’rith to honor baseball’s Bud Selig

NEW YORK (JTA) — Bud Selig, the commissioner of Major League Baseball, will be honored for his humanitarianism by B’nai B’rith International.

B’nai B’rith will present its Distinguished Humanitarian Award to Selig on June 27 in New York City for his efforts in youth education and training, diversity and environmental advocacy.

Among those scheduled to speak at the dinner honoring Selig are Sharon Robinson, the daughter of Jackie Robinson as well as an author and educator, and Joe Torre, a former player and manager, and now Major League Baseball’s executive vice president for baseball operations.

Selig, who is Jewish, has been the commissioner officially since 1993.

“We are so pleased to recognize Bud Selig for all he does in the community,” B’nai B’rith International Executive Vice President Daniel Mariaschin said. “As a lifelong baseball fan, it’s heartening to know that the game I love and follow has such a dedicated and compassionate sense of civic responsibility.”