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Dr. Gene Budig

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Dr. Gene A. Budig, past president of Major League Baseball's American League, signed on as a partner in the Charleston RiverDogs in 2007. Dr. Budig was a university president/chancellor for 22 years before assuming the top job in the American League (1994-2000). He headed Illinois State University, West Virginia University and the University of Kansas. He currently serves as a senior advisor to Major League Baseball. He is a retired major general in the Air National Guard/United States Air Force. The Budigs moved to South Carolina in 2006 and currently live on the Isle of Palms, near Charleston .