12/06/2010 12:20 PM ET
Statement from former MLBPA executive director Donald Fehr regarding the Hall of Fame Expansion Era Committee election results
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The following statement was issued today by former Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Donald Fehr regarding the Hall of Fame Expansion Era Committee election results.
"Once again, Marvin Miller has been denied election to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
"There can be no question as to the extraordinary contributions that he made to baseball. In the last half of the 20th century no one had a greater or more meaningful positive impact on the game than did Marvin Miller.
"Generations of players are already in his debt, as all future players will be. The fact that a few members of the Expansion Era Committee saw fit to continue to deny recognition to the representative of the players -- who are the reason that the Hall exists in the first place -- says more about them than it does about Marvin.
"This is a sad day for anyone who is or has been a Major League player."