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Statement From MLBPA Executive Director Tony Clark regarding Hall of Fame Expansion Era Committee election results

December 9, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

New York, NY, Monday, December 09, 2013 … The following statement was issued today by Major League Baseball Players Association Executive Director Tony Clark regarding the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Expansion Era Committee election results.

“Words cannot adequately describe the level of disappointment and disbelief I felt when learning that once again the Hall of Fame has chosen to ignore Marvin Miller and his unparalleled contributions to the growth and prosperity of Major League Baseball. Over the past fifty years, no individual has come close to matching Marvin’s impact on the sport. He proved to all involved in Major League Baseball, and to outside observers, that a healthy collective bargaining environment would benefit all the game’s stakeholders. Today, players, owners, front office personnel, fans and the media owe Marvin a debt of gratitude. Despite the election results, Marvin’s legacy remains intact, and will only grow stronger, while the credibility of the Hall of Fame continues to suffer.”

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Contact: Greg Bouris, MLBPA Director of Communications, 212/826-0808

Greg Bouris
Director of Communications
Major League Baseball Players Association
12 East 49th St., 24th Floor, New York, NY 10017
T: (212) 826-0808 I F: (212) 752-0336

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One Response to “Statement From MLBPA Executive Director Tony Clark regarding Hall of Fame Expansion Era Committee election results”
  1. Craig Wright says:

    As you can see in my comment on Fehr’s equally silly press release, Marvin Miller would already be in the HOF if not for his saying very publicly that he did not want to be in the HOF. People like Bill James have urged folks not to vote for him because of that.I personally know of voters on the past committee to consider Miller who advised me they were dissuaded from voting for Miller because of this situation.

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