The Minor Leaguers Who Sprung a Union on MLB

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Sports Illustrated

By Emma Baccellieri Players were already fuming over their treatment. Enter a motley crew of career minor leaguers with a plan. The conversations happened in dugouts and on backfields, through group chats and during bus rides, over the phone and on Zoom. They had to be loud enough to reach every corner of the clubhouse but not so loud that they tipped off management. There were some players ready to jump in right away—whatever the risk—and others nervous to draw attention to themselves, fearful that they might imperil their one shot at the majors. They played for different organizations, came …

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