MLB commissioner Rob Manfred gets a four-year extension through 2029

MLB announced Wednesday that it had given Manfred a four-year contract extension.

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred's contract expires in January 2029.

MLB owners backed Manfred to keep him in the game through the 2028 season.

Manfred became one of the longest serving chief executives of the game.

Manfred took office in January 2015 and has presided over one of the sport's most exciting periods in modern history.

Seattle Mariners owner John Stanton, who presided over the meeting at which Manfred was given his extension, according to an MLB statement.

According to reports, there has been an increase of about 51% in Manfred's tenure.

Manfred projects annual revenue from $7.8 billion in 2014 to nearly $11 billion in 2022.