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abe_froman
11-27-2012, 04:59 PM
i dont think most people here know(or care) who he is,but i still think he's deserving a thread


NEW YORK -- 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.

Marvin Miller changed the landscape of Major League Baseball when he helped found the Players Association in 1966.
"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."

kind of fitting he died now,in the offseason/free agency period.a travesty that he isnt in the hof

Jeffy25
11-27-2012, 05:06 PM
absolutely belongs in the hall of fame


RIP

thefeckcampaign
11-27-2012, 05:20 PM
They should care. He changed the game.

Rad_Racing
11-28-2012, 03:11 AM
RIP

NPR did a nice little piece on him today. They brought up several years ago when Barry Bonds was a youngster, that Miller told Bobby that one day Barry would make more in a single season than Willie Mays made in his entire career. It turned out to be true.

Sick Of It All
11-28-2012, 03:02 PM
R.i.p.

The 6-4-3
11-29-2012, 12:32 AM
never heard of the guy.

TrueYankee
11-29-2012, 12:34 AM
ermagherd

Jeffy25
11-29-2012, 10:53 AM
Sad that this guy is not more well-known

HowFit
11-29-2012, 11:38 AM
RIP brother

abe_froman
11-29-2012, 02:51 PM
Sad that this guy is not more well-known
it is.but he wasnt a player who played in the last 20 years so i kind of expected it.but because who he is ,i still think it deserved a thread(even if nobody posted in it)

MetsFanatic19
11-29-2012, 09:23 PM
May he RIP.

Jeffy25
11-29-2012, 10:37 PM
it is.but he wasnt a player who played in the last 20 years so i kind of expected it.but because who he is ,i still think it deserved a thread(even if nobody posted in it)

He absolutely deserved a thread, in fact, I didn't know he passed until you brought it up.


A major influence in Major League Baseball, and probably the best representative the players have ever had.