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Basic Agreement

In 1968, the MLBPA negotiated the first-ever Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) in professional sports. The agreement raised the minimum salary in baseball and set the tone for future advances. It has evolved and strengthened over the years with each generation of players, ensuring continuity of rights for the next. More »

History

The successful founding of the MLBPA changed the landscape of professional sports forever. Marvin Miller served as executive director from 1966 to 1983. During his tenure, base salaries, pension funds, licensing rights and revenues were brought to new levels, laying the groundwork for one of the strongest unions in the country. More »

Business Affairs

The business affairs program utilizes the collective marketing power of MLB players to assist licensees and sponsors who want to associate their brands and products with the excitement Major Leaguers can provide. Revenues are utilized to pay expenses of the program and to support other programs such as the Players Trust. More »

Players Trust

Because of their caring and commitment to people in need, Major League Baseball players formed a charitable foundation that is the first of its kind in pro sports. Through the Players Trust, Major Leaguers contribute their time, money and celebrity to call attention to important issues and encourage others to get involved in the community. More »

Baseball Tomorrow Fund

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) is a joint initiative between MLB and the MLBPA. The mission of BTF is to promote and enhance the growth of youth participation in baseball and softball throughout the world. The fund awards grants to organizations involved in the operation of youth baseball and softball programs and facilities. More »

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