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As reported earlier, Pat Gillick has been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame as part of the Expansion Era committee vote. Gillick garnered 11 votes, while Marvin Miller the former Executive Director of the MLBPA, yet again, missed inclusion by a single vote.
Michael Weiner, the current Executive Director of the union for the players said in a statement:
"On behalf of members past and present of the Major League Baseball Players Association, I express my frustration, disappointment and sadness that Marvin Miller today was again denied his rightful place in the Baseball Hall of Fame,” said Weiner. “ Every person who has benefited in the past half century from baseball's prosperity -- player, owner, executive, manager, coach, or member of the media -- owes a debt to Marvin. Marvin's legacy is undiminished by this vote; the Hall, by contrast, once again squandered a chance to better itself as an institution."
The Expansion Committee does not vote again until 2013. Miller in 93 years old.
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