12/21/1964 - 11/21/2013
Remembering the life, death and Major League Baseball legacy of Michael Weiner
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Weiner, the plain-speaking, ever-positive labor lawyer who took over as head of the powerful baseball players' union four years ago and smoothed its perennially contentious relationship with management, died Thursday, 15 months after announcing he had been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. He was 51.
The Major League Players Association said Weiner died at his home in Mansfield Township, N.J.
Earlier in the day, New York Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera...