Marvin Miller came up short, again, in a bid for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Long-time baseball executive Pat Gillick was the only member of the 12-person ballot elected by the Veterans Committee, which considered players, executive, managers and umpires whose primary impact in baseball came since 1973.
Miller, the labor leader who turned the Major League Baseball Players Association into the strongest union in professional sports, was listed on 11 of the 16 ballots cast, one short of the 75 percent support necessary for election.
Bottom line, however, is that while owners representatives are occasionally blamed for being able to stop Miller's election, Miller actually struggled to get even 50 percent of the vote in 2003, 2005 and 2007, when living members of the Hall of Fame, plus sports writers and sportscasters who were honored during Hall of Fame ceremonies, were the electorate. He also came up short in 2009 when the only voters were the living players who were members of the Hall of Fame.
Considering that the players were the primary benafactors of Miller's work, it was interesting that he had limited support from them in past elections.