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Marvin Miller

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    January 21, 2013

    Remembering Stan Musial

    It's a truism that American men are first conscious of their own mortality when their fathers die, but I would argue that such consciousness is a process for the average American male that usually begins earlier, the men pictured on his baseball cards start dying. When I was a kid in 1963, Stan Mus ... More >>

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    January 10, 2013

    What to Make of Cooperstown and The Hall of Fame No-Vote

    A friend writes: "Did you see Tyler Kepner's proposed reform for the HOF voting process in the NY Times today? I largely agree with him, with one big exception: he wants to keep all the voting secret. Sorry, we're not electing a president or a pope here. I say voters should not only have to make th ... More >>

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    November 28, 2012

    Marvin Miller: One Of The Most Important Men In Sports

    Marvin Miller, who died early yesterday of cancer at age 95, was more than what Red Barber once called him: "along with Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson, one of the three most important men in baseball history." He was, for almost four decades, one of the most important men in all of sports He was th ... More >>

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    July 11, 2012

    The Straw That Fouls The Drink

    "Reggie," says Joe Torre in the wake of the latest Reggie Jackson flap, "is just being Reggie." Yes, indeed, Reggie was just being Reggie when he made his inflammatory comments in the current issue of `Sports Illustrated. And once again we are reminded that the real Reggie is a self-centered jerk. ... More >>

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    April 14, 2010

    Come On, Get Marvin Miller into the Hall Already

    ​Marvin Miller established the Major League Ballplayers Association, made it the most effective union in the country, and in the process became what former Dodgers broadcaster Red Barber called, "along with Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson, one of the three most important men in baseball history. ... More >>

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    August 14, 2009

    The Baseball Strike, 15 Years Later: What Was That About?

    We all know what Lord Acton said about being doomed to repeat history, so while the fifteenth anniversary of the 1994 MLB Strike (August 12) is still fresh in everyone's mind, let's do some reviewing: Looking back, the casualty list seems staggering: nearly 950 major league games and more than $ ... More >>

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    June 23, 2009

    Jockbeat: How Important Was Don Fehr to Baseball?

    The late great Dodgers and Yankees announcer Red Barber once called Major League Baseball Players Association founder Marvin Miller "one of the three most important men in baseball history, right up there with Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson." (Branch Rickey, who brought Robinson into baseball and cre ... More >>

  • News

    March 25, 2008

    The Mets and Yankees Seek an Armed Revolution

    How Joba Chamberlain and Johan Santana will make us forget last year's miserable baseball legacy

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    December 11, 2007

    Baseball Shoots Up

    Selig and Mitchell named cheats, but they also had another target last week

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    November 27, 2007

    Hall of Shame

    Once again, one of baseball's greatest is overlooked for his place in Cooperstown

  • NYC Life

    December 14, 2004

    Drug Bunt

    If faith in stats is a baseball fan's lifeblood, what to do when the numbers are doped up?

  • News

    May 18, 2004

    In Defense of Steinbrenner

    What's not to like? George wants to win, and what's more, he wants to win for us

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    September 24, 2002
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    December 11, 2001

    The Numbers Game

    New-School Baseball Stats From A to Z

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    May 2, 2000
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    January 11, 2000
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    October 12, 1999

    The New Whitey Ford

    But Is It the End of the Line for David Cone, the New Chairman of the Board?

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    July 20, 1999
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    May 11, 1999
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    January 12, 1999
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