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RIP Marvin Miller: The Most Important Man In Baseball

(April 14, 1917 – November 27, 2012) The Man Who Made The MLBPA One Of The Most Powerful Unions in America. And Athletes Into Millionaires.

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Miller Fought To Raise Salaries From $6000 to $10,000 in 1966. In 2012, Top Players earn up to $32 million a season, the average salary is more than $3 million with a league minimum of $480,000

In 1969, Miller Fought Very Hard Against 'The Reserve Clause' Which Binded Players To Their Teams

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Teams Basically Owned Players For Their Careers. Most Notably Was Cardinals Centre fielder Curt Flood. Who unsuccessfully sued MLB for trading him to the Philadelphia Phillies in 1969.

Despite His Incredible Contributions To The Game, Marvin Miller Has Yet To Be Voted Into The Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Primarily because many of the voters consider Miller to have ruined the game of baseball by high salaries and enhanced player rights.

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