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Subject: Marvin Miller, (unified MLB players association) dead at age 95

Written By: warped on 11/27/12 at 12:12 pm

Marvin Miller, the soft-spoken union head who led baseball players in a series of strikes and legal battles that won free agency, revolutionized sports and made athletes multimillionaires, died Tuesday. He was 95.

Miller died at his home in Manhattan at 5:30 a.m., said his daughter Susan Miller. He had been diagnosed with liver cancer in August.

"All players -- past, present and future -- owe a debt of gratitude to Marvin, and his influence transcends baseball," current union head Michael Weiner said. "Marvin, without question, is largely responsible for ushering in the modern era of sports, which has resulted in tremendous benefits to players, owners and fans of all sports."

In his 16 years as executive director of the Major League Players Association, starting in 1966, Miller fought owners on many fronts, winning free agency for players in December 1975. He may best be remembered, however, as the man who made the word "strike" stand for something other than a pitched ball.


Subject: Re: Marvin Miller, (unified MLB players association) dead at age 95

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/27/12 at 6:14 pm

He made the Hamptons affordable for 25-year-old pro ball players.
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Subject: Re: Marvin Miller, (unified MLB players association) dead at age 95

Written By: warped on 11/27/12 at 6:24 pm


He made the Hamptons affordable for 25-year-old pro ball players.
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Marvin made multi-millionaires out of many. I imagine many former ball players will show up at his funeral. They owe a lot to him, and to Curt Flood as well (who was an ex-ball player & passed away a few years ago). Curt had to guts to stand up alone against MLB some 40+ years ago.

I read that when Marvin Miller took over as head of the players, the average MLB player earned 7 times what the average American earned, and that "7 times" pretty much held true for most of the last 30 to 40 years before Miller came. Now MLB players make 50 to 60 times what the average American makes. 

So they (MLB players)  loaded up the truck and they moved to Beverly... ;)

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