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Saturday, December 01, 2012

Baseball Players Union Should Lead Campaign on Miller’s Behalf

While he was alive, the baseball establishment five times blacklisted Marvin Miller from the Hall of Fame, while the Major League Baseball Players Association sat on its hands. Miller’s death should now spur the union to mobilize a crusade to get this brilliant sports pioneer the honor he clearly deserves, as Kelly Candaele and I suggest in this article for The American Prospect magazine:  http://prospect.org/article/marvin-millers-lasting-legacy.

Peter Dreier Posted: December 01, 2012 at 08:24 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. majorflaw Posted: December 02, 2012 at 12:07 PM (#4314557)
Mr. Miller made it very clear that he did not want to be inducted posthumously. Perhaps the PA should respect his wishes. He understood that the owners would always view him as an outside agitator and he was fine with that. As others have noted, Marvin Miller didn't and doesn't need recognition by the HoF to legitimize his contributions to baseball. It's to the Hall's everlasting shame that he wasn't admitted twenty five years ago. But they were so afraid of what this 90+ year old dude would say at his induction ceremony that they waited until he was safely deceased. If the call ever does come I'd expect his family to tell the HoF to shove it.

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