Father of free agency dies at 95

Posted: November 28, 2012 at 4:44 a.m.

Marvin Miller, the soft-spoken union head who led baseball players in a series of strikes and legal battles that won free agency, revolutionized sports and made athletes multimillionaires, died Tuesday. He was 95.

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