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Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Hardball Times: A History of the MLBPA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement

they ultimately hired Marvin Miller in the spring of 1966. To say this was a watershed moment is an extreme understatement. In 2016 the MLBPA is publicly celebrating its 50th anniversary-–the pre-Miller days aren’t even acknowledged.

The owners were not happy with the appointment of Miller, and they tried to torpedo it. “We could tell from the reaction of the owners that Marvin would be good for us,” Jim Bouton later said. “They hated him. They were saying that he would bring in goons with bicycle chains and baseball bats, and there would be violence and strikes and pickets signs, and we didn’t need that in our union. And of course, we all realized that we did need that. That that would be better than what we had.”

nothing earth-shattering in this two-part article, but it outlines the chronology of some watershed events ad how they came about

Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: November 08, 2016 at 05:53 PM | 0 comment(s)
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