Bitter Cup of Coffee List

By any measure, these former ballplayers have demonstrated a legacy and responsibility built on equity, loyalty and fair play.

The story is this: In the 1980 MLBPA CBA agreement, players from 1947-79, who were not vested, were cut of out receiving pension and benefits under the new agreement. It gets a little complicated from there; however, there are about 600 still alive. Both MLB and the MLBPA can correct this.

See https://bittercupbaseball.com to learn more.

The Bitter Cup List Spreadsheet

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While this issue has been overlooked, there have been recent articles on the subject:

1)           Bill Madden, NY Daily News https://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/ny-mlb-cba-negotiations-right-a-wrong-20211106-vloym33ojjfxnkzij6qma7b4xm-story.html

2)           Mike Woodel, Capital Journal https://www.capjournal.com/news/though-without-mlb-pension-bruno-relishes-post-baseball-life-in-sully-county/article_2e56a630-f927-11eb-959e-0b02b298ff17.html

3) Doug Gladstone, Cleveland.com

https://www.cleveland.com/opinion/2022/01/it-may-be-too-late-for-don-dillard-but-525-major-leaguers-still-need-pensions-douglas-j-gladstone.html?outputType=amp