Your Favorite Slugger is a Union Brother

 

By Evan Henerson

There was a time when Major League Baseball players were treated like property. They were not permitted to hire a lawyer or agent to negotiate their contracts and the right to change employers – which we know as free agency - did not exist. They had no control over where they were traded. They were forced to play when injured, had meager per diem for meals, brutal traveling schedules. The list goes on.

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