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Marvin Miller doesn’t think he’s going to make it into the Hall of Fame

Nov 11, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

Marvin Miller

For years Marvin Miller has been on the Hall of Fame ballot, and for years he has failed to gain admittance. A lot of it has to do with the makeup of the veteran’s committee voting process.  For a long time the pool consisted of old timers who were likely resentful of the big money Miller and the union brought to the modern players, too late to themselves any good.  For a good spell it was just outrageously tough for anyone to get in via the veteran’s committee, even if they weren’t a difficult and controversial guy like Miller is.  Now, however, it may be a tad easier to gain admittance via the VC, and you’d think a younger slate of electors would help.  What do you think Marvin Miller?

“I looked at the list of 16 voters. Jim Palmer was a great pitcher, but he was an anti-union sonuvabitch. There are others, not in Palmer’s class but in the doubtful class.”

Alrighty then!

Miller has long said he doesn’t want to be in the Hall of Fame.  I’m guessing if he he keeps saying stuff like that, he’ll continue to get his wish.

  1. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Nov 11, 2010 at 11:39 AM

    I think if you never coached, played or umped, you don’t belong on the ballot altogether. But that just might be me being crazy.

    • mrfloydpink - Nov 11, 2010 at 12:03 PM

      Because if you don’t take the field, you can’t possibly have an impact on a baseball game, or on the sport of baseball as a whole. Like that useless scrub Branch Rickey.

      • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Nov 11, 2010 at 12:03 PM

        I don’t believe I said a word about Miller not having any impact.

  2. The Baseball Idiot - Nov 11, 2010 at 1:27 PM

    Is Jim Palmer a son of a bitch becasue he’s anti-union, or just because he’s a son of a bitch?

    If it’s the former, that goes a long way towards explaining why the players won’t vote Miller in.

    Remember, the players are forced to join the union if they want a cut of the merchandising and many other paychecks non-uninn members aren’t allowed. I’m not really sure how one player can get money for wearing the team uniform while anotehr doesn’t get any money for wearing the same uniform, just because he didn’t join?

    Unions claim they are there to fight for all the workers, but only for those who pay their union dues. Sounds like a strong arm tactic to me.

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