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'Not Exactly Cooperstown' Celebrates Baseball's Rebels and Renegades

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.15.2014 | Sports
Peter Dreier

Based in Pasadena, the Baseball Reliquary includes a research archive, a traveling museum, and the Shrine of the Eternals, the organization's alternative to baseball's official Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

Baseball Players Union Should Demand: Put Marvin Miller in the Hall of Fame

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.31.2013 | Sports
Peter Dreier

While he was alive, the baseball establishment rejected Marvin Miller five times from its Hall of Fame. The Major League Baseball Players Association, which Miller headed from 1966 to 1983, sat on its hands, failing to raise a stink about this outrageous miscarriage of justice.

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Len Berman | Posted 01.28.2013 | New York
Len Berman

Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz has been suspended 25 games after testing positive for amphetamines.

Pioneering Baseball Union Leader Dies

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 01.27.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — Marvin Miller was a labor economist who never played a day of organized baseball. He preferred tennis. Yet he transformed the nationa...

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Len Berman | Posted 06.26.2012 | New York
Len Berman

Who is it who claims the high salaries of Major League Baseball players are more justifiable than the huge income of Wall Street and corporate CEOs? None other than 95-year-old Marvin Miller the former head of the player's association.

Are MLB Stars Or Corporate CEOs More Likely To Justify Salaries?

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 04.25.2012 | Sports

By Ronald Blum, The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Marvin Miller says high salaries of Major League Baseball players are more justifiable than the hu...

Baseball's Error: No Marvin Miller in the Hall of Fame

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.19.2011 | Sports
Peter Dreier

Forget steroids. Forget Frank McCourt's mismanagement of the Dodgers. The biggest scandal in baseball at the moment is the Baseball Hall of Fame's failure -- for the fourth time -- to induct Marvin Miller, who freed players from indentured servitude.

NFL Owners vs. NFL Players: Isn't It Always the Players' Fault?

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

The media buzzards are already beginning to circle the carcass of the "once-great, but-no-longer-so" National Football League. We know for certain who will be blamed: the players.

Happy Anniversary, Free Agency

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

We have become so accustomed to multi-million dollar contracts for players in our favorite sports that we forget that it was not always so.

Baseball Justice

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Peter Dreier

Despite its noble history in transcending American racism, in recent years, Major League Baseball (MLB) has hardly distinguished itself as a paragon of American virtue or a pioneer for social justice or moral clarity.

Changing of the Guard

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roger I. Abrams

Sports labor unions, like the MLBPA, have achieved their goal of giving voice to the interests and concerns of those talented athletes who make a living as entertainers.