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Marvin Miller on Organizing Baseball Players

Miller was the first executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association when it was formed in 1966. He helped form a labor union to represent the athletes, which caused the dramatic increase in player's salaries, and ended the system that bound an athlete to one team forever. To some, he's the man who depreciated the value of teams. His memoir is called "A Whole Different Ball Game."


Other segments from the episode on June 27, 1991

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 27, 1991: Interview with Marvin Miller; Interview with Jimmy Guterman and Owen O'Donnell; Review of the film "The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear."


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