• Former players want Miller put in Hall of Fame

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Jan 21, 2013
    Miller has been turned down five times by various Hall of Fame committees that considered baseball executives. Baseball players urged that Marvin Miller be put in the Hall of Fame as they spoke Monday night during a memorial for the union leader. "It is a travesty he is not in the Hall of Fame," former major league player and manager Buck Martinez said during the two-hour program. Jim Bouton, who entered the majors in 1962, was critical that Bowie Kuhn, baseball's commissioner from 1969-84, is in the Hall but Miller has been kept out. Hall of Famers Dave Winfield and Joe Morgan were among those who spoke before a crowd of about 450 at New York University School of Law's Tishman Auditorium. Buck Martinez, whose resume includes managing in the Major Leagues and the World Baseball Classic and who is currently a broadcaster for the Blue Jays, broke in as a 20-year-old in 1969.
  • Baseball pays tribute to Miller at celebration

    A memorial celebration was held on Monday night for the late Marvin Miller, who used a keen intellect and a steely resolve during his 17-year tenure to change the economics of baseball forever.
    Source: MLB.com

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