Saturday, February 21, 2015

2/21: First CBA signed; Groat Enters HoF - for Hoops!

  • 1968 - Marvin Miller negotiated the first collective bargaining agreement (CBA) in history with the team owners. The agreement runs from January 1‚ 1968 to December 31‚ 1969. The minimum ML player's salary was raised to $10‚000. Meal money during the season went up to $15 a day‚ and players got $40 a week for training-camp expenses.

  • Marvin Miller - strikes , lockouts, the end of the reserve clause and a fifteen fold increase in player salaries (undated photo Associated Press)
    • 2011 - Seven new members of the College Baseball Hall of Fame were announced, including Duke’s Dick Groat, who became the first player ever inducted into both the college basketball (he was a two-time All-America who considered hoops to be his best sport) and baseball halls. Groat won a World Series and MVP while with the Pirates, so imagine what he may have done in the NBA!
    Dick Groat excelled at any sport with a round ball!

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