Death of Marvin Miller

April 14, 1917 - November 27, 2012
New York City, New York | Age 95

Former baseball union head dies at 95
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RONALD BLUM, The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Marvin Miller was a labor economist who never played a day of organized baseball. He preferred tennis. Yet he transformed the national pastime as surely as Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, television and night games.

Miller, the union boss who won free agency for baseball players in 1975, ushering in an era of multimillion-dollar contracts and athletes who switch teams at the drop of a batting helmet, died Tuesday at 95. He had...

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