Bud Selig is the Commissioner of Major League Baseball, and has served in that capacity since 1992 as the acting commissioner, and as the official commissioner since 1998. Selig oversaw baseball through the 1994 strike, the introduction of the wild card, interleague play, and the merging of the National and American Leagues under the office of the commissioner. On January 17, 2008, Selig's contract was extended by the MLB through 2012, at which point he plans to retire.