Ex-managers Cox, La Russa, Torre elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Ex-managers Cox, La Russa, Torre elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Former managers Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame Monday in a unanimous vote by the Expansion Era Committee.

Managers Joe Torre, Tony LaRussa, Bobby Cox on Hall of Fame ballot

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Baseball managing greats Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox will be among the names on the next Hall of Fame ballot, HOF officials revealed Monday.
Roster of notable sports deaths

Roster of notable sports deaths

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The roster of 2012 deaths among sports figures included iconic coaches, Hall of Fame players, troubled stars and pioneers who broke ground in labor relations and auto racing safety.
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Baseball union figure Marvin Miller dies

NEW YORK, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Marvin Miller, who helped form the Major League Baseball Players Association, had died at the age of 95.
Billy Martin on Hall of Fame ballot

Billy Martin on Hall of Fame ballot

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Former major-league managers Billy Martin and Whitney Herzog are among 20 people being considered for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010.

New way found to remove ferritin iron

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. medical scientists have found a new way to remove iron from ferritin protein that's found in the human liver and spleen.

Phillies' Howard wins player of year honor

NEW YORK, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard has been elected player of the year in voting by Major League Baseball players.

S.D. deaf town moves closer to reality

SALEM, S.D., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- A South Dakota county has approved zoning changes intended to bring about the creation of a new town for the deaf.

New town being planned for the deaf

SALEM, S.D., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Plans are afoot in South Dakota to create a new town designed for, and geared to the deaf, the Sioux Falls Argus reported Monday.

Bonds, Suzuki honored by fellow players

NEW YORK, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- San Francisco's Barry Bonds has been named the best player in baseball in a vote by other major leaguers.

Two Houston cops write hot screenplay

HOUSTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The Houston police department is short two officers this week as the pair head west to pitch a screenplay that placed third in a Hollywood competition.

Hall of Fame announcement due Wednesday

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Marvin Miller and Joe Torre could be the first beneficiaries of the revamped voting procedures employed by the Baseball Hall of Fame's Veterans Committee.

Bonds named MVP in Players Choice

NEW YORK, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- San Francisco Giants superstar outfielder Barry Bonds was named Player of the Year on Sunday as part of the Players Choice Awards.

Players Chose Awards List

NEW YORK, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The nominees for the 2001 Players Choice Awards, scheduled for Oct. 28:

Marvin Julian Miller (born April 14, 1917) is the former executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) from 1966 to 1982. Under Miller's direction, the players' union was transformed into one of the strongest unions in the United States. In 1992, the Hall of Fame broadcaster Red Barber said, "Marvin Miller, along with Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson, is one of the two or three most important men in baseball history."

Miller, a labor economist, was born in The Bronx, New York City. He first started at the National War Labor Relations Board, and then moved on to the Machinist Union and the United Auto Workers. Finally, he worked his way up the United Steelworkers union to become its leading economist and negotiator. In the spring of 1966, Miller visited Spring Training camps in an effort to get selected as executive director of the MLBPA. He closely followed the joint holdout of Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale. He was elected head of the MLBPA in 1966.

Miller negotiated MLBPA's first collective bargaining agreement with the team owners in 1968. That agreement increased the minimum salary from $6,000 to $10,000, the first increase in two decades. In 1970, Miller was able to get arbitration included in the collective bargaining agreement. Arbitration meant that disputes would be taken to an independent arbitrator to resolve the dispute. Previously disputes were taken to the Commissioner - hired by the owners - who generally ruled in favor of the owners. Miller considered arbitration the greatest achievement of the early years of the baseball union.

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