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12/09/2013 11:00 AM ET
Statement from MLBPA executive director Tony Clark on Hall of Fame Expansion Era Committee election results

NEW YORK -- The following statement was issued today by Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Tony Clark regarding the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's Expansion Era Committee election results:

"Words cannot adequately describe the level of disappointment and disbelief I felt when learning that once again the Hall of Fame has chosen to ignore Marvin Miller and his unparalleled contributions to the growth and prosperity of Major League Baseball. Over the past 50 years, no individual has come close to matching Marvin's impact on the sport. He proved to all involved in Major League Baseball, and to outside observers, that a healthy collective bargaining environment would benefit all the game's stakeholders. Today, players, owners, front office personnel, fans and the media owe Marvin a debt of gratitude. Despite the election results, Marvin's legacy remains intact, and will only grow stronger, while the credibility of the Hall of Fame continues to suffer."