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MLB Execs, Players Gather To Honor Marvin Miller, Push For HOF Inclusion
Published January 22, 2013
FIGHTING PLAQUE: Weiner said that Miller was “a ‘giant’ who had more influence over the game than anybody else in the past 50 years.” In N.Y., Michael O’Keeffe notes Miller was “undefeated in his many battles with the men who ran the game during that time -- and many supporters believe that is why he had been denied a plaque in the Hall of Fame” (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 1/22).
HISTORY LESSON: The AP’s Ronald Blum noted Baseball HOFer REGGIE JACKSON, along with former MLBers KEITH HERNANDEZ, STEVE GARVEY, TED SIZEMORE and DAVID CONE were among the former players "in the audience." MLB was represented by league Exec VP/Economics & League Affairs ROB MANFRED, Senior VP/Scheduling & Club Relations KATY FEENEY and Senior VP/Club Relations PHYLLIS MERHIGE. Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service Dir GEORGE COHEN also attended. HOFer DAVE WINFIELD “addressed the five active players" in the audience: ANDREW BAILEY, BILL BRAY, CRAIG BRESLOW, ADAM OTTAVINO and MICAH OWINGS." Winfield said, “Know the history of the players' association. Know how you got to where you are today” (AP, 1/21).