Nightly News | November 27, 2012
>>> when he took the job as leader of the major league players union in 66, the minimum salary back then was $6,000, and the owners had all the power. by 1982 , when he retired, the union was one of the strongest in the u.s. the average player's salary was almost a quarter million dollars. the players had won free agency . he was by any standard a game changer. marvin miller was 95.