Next baseball commissioner … Ben Bernanke?

Ben Bernanke as next baseball commissioner?
Ben Bernanke as next baseball commissioner?   

Could Ben Bernanke become the next commissioner of Major League Baseball?

Stranger things have happened.

Bernanke is known for his love of the sport, and he needs a new gig now that he's no longer chairman of the Federal Reserve.

There's buzz around the decision process over who's going to take over for Bud Selig—who's had the job for two decades.

Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke watches the game between the Washington Nationals and the Toronto Blue Jays at Nationals Park.
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Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke watches the game between the Washington Nationals and the Toronto Blue Jays at Nationals Park.

It looks like Selig wants to pave the way for his deputy Rob Manfred. Even Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger is being mentioned as a possibility.

Could a real out-of-left-field pick be Big Ben? The possibility came up Friday on CNBC's "Squawk Box." Watch the video for the discussion that ensued.

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—By CNBC's Matthew J. Belvedere.