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Marvin Miller

From ESPN.com: Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox, baseball’s winningest managers over the past four decades, were unanimously elected to the Hall of Fame on Monday by the expansion era committee. Books about these gentlemen include: Joe Torre The Yankee Years by Torre with Tom Verducci Joe Torre’s Ground Rules for Winners: 12 […]

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The late baseball labor leader received a nice memorial last week. Pity more current players, who have benefited greatly from his work, weren’t in attendance. From Murray Chass: “Players line up to salute Miller” From Forbes Magazine: “Friends and Colleagues Pay Tribute to Baseball’s Marvin Miller, a Giant of American Labor” From USA Today: “MLB […]

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More on Marvin Miller

November 28, 2012 · 0 comments

Today’s newspapers are rife with news about the passing of Marvin Miller, who died yesterday at the age of 95. The pieces fall mostly into three general categories: straight-ahead obituaries,  op-ed pieces discussing his importance to the sports world, and items on Miller’s continued snub for induction into baseball’s Hall of Fame, as exemplified in […]

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The man responsible — for better or worse — for the astronomical salaries baseball players receive these days, died this morning at the age of 95. He had been battling cancer for more than a year. Miller was one of the most powerful men in sports during his tenure as head of the players union. […]

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Raise your hand if you, like me, are tired to the cliche about the thinnest publication being a treatise on Jewish sports heroes (or some riff thereon). It is therefore with an understandable sense of pride that I recommend Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame. While this collection of 50 essays isn’t just about […]

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This “conspiracy theory” article comes from The Nation. And I don’t mean that as a negative. Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not trying to get you. Many other respected sources believe Miller has been “punished” with exclusion for his role in increasing expenditures on the part of the owners. According to writers Peter […]

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John Helyar, author Lords of the Realm: The Real History of Baseball, one of my favorite books on the business aspects of the national pastime, weighed in on the “outduction” of Marvin Miller in the latest Hall of Fame elections for executives, umpires, and managers. In a Page2 column on ESPN.com, Helyar wrote: The longtime […]

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