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RIP Marvin Miller

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Gehrig, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. Gehrig

    Gehrig Active Member


    Died this morning. Did a lot of great things for Baseball.

  2. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Should have been inducted into the hall long ago. RIP.
  3. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    One of the most important people in both the history of American sports and American labor relations.
  4. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    The three most important people in baseball history were Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, and Miller. That he was not elected to the Hall in his lifetime is a tribute to what nasty, selfish jerks baseball owners and baseball players are. The new Veterans Committee had a number of members Miller helped get rich, and they snubbed him.
  5. Norrin Radd

    Norrin Radd New Member


    Let's also add this 1992 endorsement from legendary broadcaster Red Barber: "Marvin Miller, along with Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson, is one of the two or three most important men in baseball history."
  6. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Wow, I knew MG had been around a while, but I didn't realize he was the Ol' Redhead himself.
  7. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    I really took note in the 70's growing up of how Miller fought the battle to free the players from the "reserve" clause. Tragedy that he's not in the HOF and that more young players do not invoke his name when they reap the benefits of their free agency.
  8. Norrin Radd

    Norrin Radd New Member

    Some excellent fire and brimstone here from Charles Pierce:

  9. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    No one's "accomplishments" are more overblown than his.
  10. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Well if the "reserve" clause were still in existence:

    1. Bonds would have retired a Pirate;
    2. Pujols is forever a Cardinal;
    3. Reggie never hits 3 HRs in the WS for the Yankees;
    4. Players would still be selling insurance in the off-season;
    5. Tickets would still be $5000 a game at Yankee Stadium for the Weds. game against the Twins.
  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Yeah, he only dragged Major League Baseball owners kicking and screaming into the 20th Century.

    RIP to a man who helped correct one of the great injustices of labor relations.
  12. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Well this should speed up the NHL labor negotiations.
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