Davies Unveils Marvin Miller Portrait at New York Event
Professor Ross Davies, originator of the Green Bag's Marvin Miller baseball card, had the honor of introducing an April 24 panel that included Miller himself to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1972 baseball strike. The event was held at New York University School of Law's Center for Labor and Employment Law. Faculty Director and Dwight D. Opperman Professor Samuel Estreicher joined Davies in making the introductions. At the conclusion of the event, Davies unveiled a new portrait of Marvin Miller that will hang in the United States Supreme Court alongside a portrait of Justice Arthur Goldberg, a longtime friend of Miller’s.
Miller's remarks lasted over an hour but focused primarily on what he called the “untold stories” of baseball’s labor history.
In addition to being a professor of law at George Mason University, Davies is also a Research Fellow at the Center, and a member of the Society for American Baseball Research. His legal journal, the Green Bag, produces an unusual series of Supreme Court Sluggers baseball cards, including the one featuring Miller. On the card's face is original artwork representing the "slugger," while the reverse side contains a variety of statistics related to the subject's legal legacy.
Read about the event and view the baseball card on Baseball Prospectus, an analytical baseball website.