As reported MLB-pension-scandal">here, Douglas J. Gladstone’s first book, ‘A Bitter Cup of Coffee: How MLB and The Players Association Threw 874 Retirees a Curve’, released on April 14, will recount the nearly three decades of disservice and injustice that has been perpetrated by Major League Baseball (MLB) and the MLB Players Association upon members of its own fraternity.
Gladstone stumbled upon the story of the hundreds of major leaguers who were not included in the pension and benefits plan for former players during the course of an interview with ex-Chicago Cub outfielder Jimmy Qualls. And when Qualls revealed the reasons why he and other past players had been left out in the cold, Gladstone realized this story had to be told.
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Note: Original article written on March 28, 2010.