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August 16, 2013

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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Calling it a historic moment, Commissioner Bud Selig said Thursday that Major League Baseball plans to expand its video review process next season, giving managers a tool they’ve never had in an effort to dramatically reduce the number of incorrect calls made in games.

Selig made the announcement after two days of meetings with representatives of the 30 teams. The proposal is to be voted on by the owners in November.

‘‘I’m proud of them,’’ Selig said of the replay committee. ‘‘It’s worked out remarkably well. It’s historic. There’s no question about it.’’

A 75 percent vote by the owners is needed for approval, and the players’ association and umpires would have to agree to any changes to the current system.

‘‘This is the time. It’s time to make the right decision,’’ Rays manager Joe Maddon said. ‘‘It was not available several years ago. So, just live with it, understand it. It makes things better.”

It makes things more accurate, so what’s wrong with that.’’

MLB vice president Joe Torre gave the replay presentation to representatives from all 30 teams on Wednesday and it was discussed Thursday morning.

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