Quote of the Day

"You cannot write the history of baseball without Marvin Miller being right in the middle of it."
-- ESPN's Tim Kurkjian, on the former MLBPA Exec Dir who died Tuesday morning. ("SportsCenter," ESPN, 11/27)
Tuesday November 27, 2012 Vol. 19 — No. 55 Print This Issue

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  • Game Changer

    Miller was instrumental in gaining free agency and salary arbitration for MLB players

    MARVIN MILLER , the first MLBPA Exec Dir, died this morning in Manhattan at the age of 95 "after a year-long battle with cancer," according to Bill Madden of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Miller headed the union from '66-84 and won the players "previously-unimaginable gains in salary, working conditions and licensing and pension benefits through hard-nosed collective bargaining." Under Miller's leadership, the "average players' salary went from $10,000 in 1967 to $329,000 by 1984 while the minimum salary increased from $6,000 to $40,000." All of this was due to "two monumental gains for the players which Miller was able to attain through both collective bargaining and the courts -- free agency and salary arbitration." Miller oversaw the "first work ...

  • Fresh Perspective

    NHL, union agree to mediation over CBA talks, but will it help?

  • Bend, Don't Break

    Garber credits Beckham for successfully helping grow MLS.

  • Walking Off The Pitch

    Kevin Payne leaving DC United to join another club.

  • On The Waterfront

    The Heat want Miami-Dade County to open negotiations on an arena lease extension.

  • Evan Almighty

    The Rays go all in by signing Evan Longoria through '23 with $100M extension.

  • Becoming Progressive

    Indians begin building more exclusive Premium Club seating.

  • The Fast And The Furious

    NASCAR concludes '12 with lowest-rated season under current TV deal.

  • Parting Gifts

    Colleges face increasingly high buyouts for fired coaches.

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