Retiring Yankees closer Mariano Rivera was voted Marvin Miller Man of the Year for excellence on and off the field, and Rivera was also picked as the AL’s Comeback Player of the Year.
Retired managers Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox will join holdovers George Steinbrenner and Marvin Miller on the Hall of Fame expansion era committee ballot next month.
Marvin Miller deserves recognition in Baseball’s Hall of Fame, an honor that inexplicably never came his way while he was alive.
Marvin Miller, the union leader who created free agency for baseball players and revolutionized professional sports with multimillion dollar contracts, died on Tuesday. He was 95.
There’s a growing chance that the Rangers won’t get a chance to show their fans and the rest of the NHL how good they are. A work stoppage is looming over the league.
Collusion, in the words of Fay Vincent, was “the most egregious breaking of trust in baseball history… it destroyed any chance of civility on the part of the players.”
Even those who don’t follow baseball closely had to notice, if only because the figures were so startling. Jayson Werth is a decent enough outfielder, but giving him $126 million over seven years seems unfathomable.
The man who built World Championship teams in Toronto and Philadelphia is the newest member of Baseball’s Hall of Fame. Pat Gillick was announced today as the lone person elected by the Expansion Era Veteran’s Committee.