MLBPA to Host Marvin Miller Memorial Celebration
"I am honored to be one of the invited speaker, along with his family, former and present heads of the Major League Baseball Players Association for this memorial to Marvin Miller. Marvin was an incredibly dedicated, creative, strong leader of the MLBPA for over two decades. I worked closely with him and the office from 1973 until his retirement. We stayed in touch and I can easily say that under his leadership, the MLBPA is the strongest and most successful union representing any sport in the world, even today. He surely belongs in the National Baseball Hall of Fame as an executive. Every baseball player, whether they know it or not is indebted to Marvin's leadership and contributions. He's a primary reason baseball players have the best job in the world".
WHAT: The Major League Baseball Players Association is hosting an event to celebrate the life and accomplishments of Marvin Miller, the MLBPA's first executive director, who passed away at the age of 95 on November 27.
The event will offer attendees a chance to gather and honor the man largely responsible for ushering in the modern era of professional sports. Guests will hear from those who knew him best, and join in celebrating the life of one of the most influential labor leaders and sports professionals of the 20th century.
WHO: MLBPA and Executive Director Michael Weiner; former MLBPA Executive Director Donald Fehr; Marvin Miller's daughter, Susan, and son, Peter; members of the baseball community.
WHEN: Monday, January 21, 2013 6:30 P.M.
WHERE: New York University
40 Washington Square Park South
New York, NY
NOTE: Reservations are required for attending members of the baseball community and media. To reserve a seat, please send an e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org. A limited number of seats will be made available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the event. Doors open at 6:00 P.M.
MLBPA Contact: Greg Bouris, Director of Communications, 212/826-0808; email@example.com