Marvin Miller, Baseball Revolutionary
Educating and uniting the players as a workforce, Miller embarked on a long campaign to win the concessions that defined his legacy: decent workplace conditions, a pension system, outside mediation of player grievances and salary disputes, a system of profit sharing, and the long-sought dismantling of the reserve clause that opened the door to free agency. Through it all, allies and adversaries alike praised Miller's hardnosed attitude, work ethic, and honesty.
Comprehensive and illuminating, Marvin Miller, Baseball Revolutionary tells the inside story of a time of change in sports and labor relations, and of the contentious process that gave athletes in baseball and across the sporting world a powerful voice in their own games.
- Hardback | 352 pages
- 160.02 x 236.22 x 35.56mm | 680.39g
- 26 Jan 2015
- University of Illinois Press
- Baltimore, United States
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--Andrew Zimbalist, author of In the Best Interests of Baseball? Governing Our National Pastime "This sound biography is required reading for those interested in sports and in 20th-century history and labor."--Choice "A must-read for anyone interested in how MLB salaries went from an average of $11,000 in 1966 to $3,386,212 in 2013."-Library Journal
"A welcomed contribution that serves as required reading for anyone interested in exploring the complexities of baseball, economics, or labor history in the 1960s through 1980s."--Journal of Sport History "The first comprehensive biography of Miller, the former steelworkers union official who transformed the toothless Players Association into what may be the nation's most powerful private-sector union."--Wall Street Journal
"Whether he ever gets into the Hall of Fame, Marvin Miller revolutionized the business of sport. Along with Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey, Kenesaw Mountain Landis and Babe Ruth, Miller belongs among the handful of true baseball immortals. No one transformed the national pastime more significantly. Robert F. Burk provides a book worthy of its subject."--Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature