The Major League Baseball owners have elected Rob Manfred to become the 10th MLB Commissioner. Manfred is a Harvard-educated labor attorney who joined the MLB in 1998, and has been noted to be Bud Selig's right hand man.

Manfred beat out Red Sox chairman Tom Werner in a closed-door balloting session Thursday afternoon. After the first series of balloting it was reported Manfred missed out by one vote.

The third candidate, MLB executive Tim Brosnan, withdrew from the race a few hours before voting began.