12/06/2010 12:12 PM ET
Statement from MLBPA executive director Michael Weiner regarding the Hall of Fame Expansion Era Committee election results
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The following statement was issued today by Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Michael Weiner regarding the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's Expansion Era Committee election results.
"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. 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."
[Note: To view a video featuring a recent interview with Marvin Miller, please visit: http://www.youtube.com/user/MLBPlayersTrust. The video was shown to players attending the MLBPA's annual Executive Board meeting, held in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 29-Dec. 2, 2010.]