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The Resource Marvin Miller, baseball revolutionary, Robert F. Burk

Marvin Miller, baseball revolutionary, Robert F. Burk

Label
Marvin Miller, baseball revolutionary
Title
Marvin Miller, baseball revolutionary
Statement of responsibility
Robert F. Burk
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Marvin Miller changed major league baseball and the business of sports. Drawing on research and interviews with Miller and others, Marvin Miller, Baseball Revolutionary offers the first biography covering the pivotal labor leader's entire life and career. Baseball historian Robert F. Burk follows Miller's formative encounters with Depression-era hard times, racial and religious bigotry, and bare-knuckle Washington politics to a successful career in labor that prepared Miller for his biggest professional challenge--running the moribund Major League Baseball Players Association. Educating and uniting the players as a workforce, Miller embarked on a long campaign to win the concessions that defined his legacy: decent workplace conditions, a pension system, outside mediation of player grievances and salary disputes, a system of profit sharing, and the long-sought dismantling of the reserve clause that opened the door to free agency. Through it all, allies and adversaries alike praised Miller's hardnosed attitude, work ethic, and honesty. Comprehensive and illuminating, Marvin Miller, Baseball Revolutionary tells the inside story of a time of change in sports and labor relations, and of the contentious process that gave athletes in baseball and across the sporting world a powerful voice in their own games
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burk, Robert Fredrick
Dewey number
  • 796.357092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV865.M5149
LC item number
B87 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Sport and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Miller, Marvin
  • Major League Baseball Players Association
  • Labor unions
  • Baseball players
Label
Marvin Miller, baseball revolutionary, Robert F. Burk
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The making of a professional unionist (1917-1966). A Brooklyn boyhood -- Hard times -- Avenues of discovery -- Working for victory -- Issues of loyalty -- Technician -- A house divided -- Baseball revolutionary (1966-1985). A fresh start -- Securing the basics -- Taking on the plantation -- Earning respect -- Emancipation -- Holding the line -- Flunking retirement -- Defender of the faith (1986-2012). Living memory -- Lightning rod -- Awaiting the call
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 332 pages
Isbn
9780252038754
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014021593
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn877367833
  • (OCoLC)877367833
Label
Marvin Miller, baseball revolutionary, Robert F. Burk
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The making of a professional unionist (1917-1966). A Brooklyn boyhood -- Hard times -- Avenues of discovery -- Working for victory -- Issues of loyalty -- Technician -- A house divided -- Baseball revolutionary (1966-1985). A fresh start -- Securing the basics -- Taking on the plantation -- Earning respect -- Emancipation -- Holding the line -- Flunking retirement -- Defender of the faith (1986-2012). Living memory -- Lightning rod -- Awaiting the call
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 332 pages
Isbn
9780252038754
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014021593
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn877367833
  • (OCoLC)877367833

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