It’s not the Hall of Fame, but according to former NY Times baseball writer Murray Chass, it’s even more exclusive:
On April 24 Miller will be the recipient of an honor that exceeds anything the Hall could ever have done for him. Miller, who turned 95 years old Saturday, has had as great an impact on Major League Baseball as anyone and more than all but a handful, if that, but Hall of Fame committees have refused in a series of votes to acknowledge his overwhelming and unchallenged contribution to baseball.
This actually is a double honor. Miller, who wasn’t even a lawyer but an economist, is pictured on a baseball-type trading card that is part of a series of cards celebrating justices of the United States Supreme Court. In this newest rendition in the “Supreme Court Sluggers” series, he is paired with former Justice Arthur Goldberg, who was Curt Flood’s lawyer in Flood’s failed effort to rid baseball of the reserve clause.
Even more impressive, a portrait of Miller, from which the card is adapted, will join the collection of portraits of Supreme Court justices that populate the halls of the court building on First Street across the street from the U.S. Capitol building and next door to the Library of Congress.
Miller will be the only non-justice who will be so honored. The recognition only shows how foolish and small-minded Hall of Fame officials and voters have been in shunning Miller for membership.
Speaking about MLBPA leaders, Baseball Nation posted this profile of Michael Weiner, the organization’s current director.