This day in baseball: Feller is the MLBPA’s first president

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.

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Bob Feller (Wikimedia Commons)