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A Good Life

I was saddened to hear the news that Terry Miller, Marvin Miller’s wife, has passed away. Tim McCarver mentioned it during the broadcast last night.

I met her once, in their apartment, almost two years ago. It was the day before Christmas and they were celebrating their 68th wedding anniversary that day. I came on business and brought her flowers. She had short hair and wore a necklace that looked straight out of the Sixties. She was pleasent but tough. Not cold, just tough. Their apartment was bright and flooded with light (it is where the Miller interviews from Ken Burns’ Baseball were shot). It was clean and decorated in a minimal style. I imagined there would be more books. A copy of my book on Curt Flood was on one of their shelves which will forever be a part of my personal highlight reel.

I didn’t stay long. But it was a great honor to meet them both.

Terry Miller was 90.

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1 bx7busfan   ~  Oct 29, 2009 4:56 pm

The fact that Marvin Miller is not in the HOF is a major oversight no one has had more of impact on the game over the last 4 decades. I hope it happens while he still a live and it's a shame his wife did not live to see the moment.

2 Simone   ~  Oct 29, 2009 5:49 pm

My sympathies to Marvin Miller and his family.

The committee that is keeping Marvin Miller out of the Hall shows what short memories the players have and that they are an ungrateful lot.

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