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Marvin Miller dies at age 95; created baseball free agency

Marvin Miller is shown in an undated photo.
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Marvin Miller is shown in an undated photo.
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Marvin Miller, the union leader who created free agency for baseball players and revolutionized professional sports with multimillion dollar contracts, died today. He was 95. Miller died at his home in Manhattan at 5:30 a.m., said his daughter Susan Miller. He had been diagnosed with liver cancer in August. In his 16 years as executive director of the Major League Players Association, starting in 1966, Miller fought owners on many fronts, winning free agency for ...

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November 28, 2012
8:07 a.m.

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Pity he missed getting into the Hall of Fame by one vote. He made the game what it is today, made all the players millionaires, and didn't get honored for it.