Today in Baseball History – March 5

Today in Baseball History – March 5

March 5, 1966

Marvin Miller is elected by player representatives as the Executive Director of the Major League Players Association. He was the former assistant to the president of the United Steelworkers.

He would hold the position until 1982. During his time he turned the MLPA into one of the strongest unions in the country.

March 5, 1973

New York Yankees teammates Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich announced they have swapped wives. They swapped wives, families, and even dogs.

The moved worked better for Peterson who is still married to the former Suzanne Kekich. They have had four children together. However, Mike Kekich and the former Marilyn Peterson soon split up after the move.

Born on this day:

1947 Kent Tekulve

1966 Kevin Brown

1976 Paul Konerko

About Eric Bynum
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

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