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Marvin Miller dies at 95; baseball union chief led push for free agency
Marvin Miller dies at 95; baseball union chief led push for free agency

Nothing about Marvin Miller seemed feisty or controversial at first glance; the soft-spoken economist was a smallish man with gray hair and a tidy mustache.But as a union leader, it was Miller who took on baseball's establishment in the late 1960s, eventually guiding players to an era of mega-salaries and free agency, thereby changing the landscape of American sports."Nobody realized how gargantuan the task was," he said years later. "Major league players were, at the time, truly brainwashed."PHOTOS: Notable deaths of 2012Miller died Tuesday at his home in Manhattan, several months after being diagnosed with liver cancer, his family announced. He was 95.Historian Studs Terkel...

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