MLB owners and players have finally reached an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement, and the months-long lockout has finally come to an end. Opening Day 2022 has been scheduled for April 7th.
A major league player association was formed on December 11, 1956 with future Hall of Famer Bob Feller named its first president. Feller held the position until 1959, when he was succeeded by Frank Scott. This organization followed up many previous attempts to create a labor organization in Major League Baseball. It would eventually become successful ten years later when Marvin Miller was hired to be the MLBPA’s first executive director in 1966.