This day in baseball

Marvin Miller was elected as the first full-time executive director of the Major League Players’ Association by the player representatives on March 5, 1966.  Miller, who had served as assistant to the President of United Steelworkers, led the MLBPA until 1982, and under his direction, the players’ union became one of the strongest unions in the United States.

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Marvin Miller, 1981 (New York Times)