Former Baseball Union Leader Marvin Miller Has Died

Marvin Miller, the first executive director of the MLB Players Association, died this morning at the age of 95, Yahoo’s Jeff Passan reports. Condolences to Miller’s family and the MLBPA.

Miller led the MLBPA from its inception in 1966 until 1982. Under Miller the MLBPA worked to overturn baseball’s reserve clause in a decision that led to free agency. The association also obtained many other rights for players, including the right to salary arbitration.

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