At the end of this season, Allan H. “Bud” Selig will have acted as commissioner of Major League Baseball over the last 23 seasons, beginning on September 9, 1992. He will be replaced by Rob Manfred for 2015.
How have the Mets done during Selig’s tenure? To date, they’re 1711-1769 — a .492 winning percentage — in regular-season games.
One of Selig’s most notorious changes to the game was the introduction of the Wild Card (now two Wild Cards) and the divisional round of the playoffs. The Mets benefitted from this twice, making the postseason as the Wild Card in 1999 and 2000. This new rule gave the Mets a way to make the playoffs twice within the Braves’ stretch of 12 straight division titles.
Overall, the Mets made the playoffs three times in Selig’s tenure, the third being the 2006 division title.
The team’s best winning percentage over the last 23 years was their 2006 mark of .599. Their worst came in 1993, at .364.
Another Selig addition to the game was interleague play. The Mets’ all time record in interleague play is .510 (149-143).