He Made Them Millionaires

April 5, 2015 9:49 PM

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It’s Opening Day—and the most significant figure in modern baseball history is still being kept out of the Hall of Fame.

Marvin Miller, the executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association from 1966 to 1982, said that when he assumed that post, ballplayers were “the most exploited group of workers I had ever seen—more exploited than the grape pickers of Cesar Chavez.” They were bound by “a reserve c...

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