Marvin Miller

Marvin Miller
Birthdate 04/14/1917
Death Date 11/7/2012
Debut Year 1966
Year of Induction 2020
Teams MLBPAA
Position Executive

Red Barber once said, “Marvin Miller, along with Babe Ruth & Jackie Robinson, is one of the two or three most important men in baseball history.”

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Marvin Miller transformed the players' union into one of the most power in the country

Marvin Miller transformed the players' union into one of the most power in the country

Marvin Miller revolutionized the way players are treated and paid. He fought hard to protect the players and increase their well being. When Miller started as the chief of the MLB Players’ Association in 1966, the average player salary was $19,000. By the time he left the post
The players made a major statement with their strike in 1972

The players made a major statement with their strike in 1972

Marvin Miller changed the face of not only baseball, but all of professional sports. As Executive Director of the Major League Baseball Players Association from 1966-1982 his fight helped raise the average player salary more than 1,000%. A turning point for the players occurred in 1972. In early Apr
Miller was a thorn in the owners' side during his entire tenure

Miller was a thorn in the owners' side during his entire tenure

Marvin Miller proceeds to blast sportswriter Furman Bisher in the second page of the letter. “…you remind me of the man who says, ‘don’t confuse me with the facts, I prefer my own prejudices’.” Miller goes on to detail the financial gains made during the strike, specifically on players’ pensions.

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