San Diego’s John Balaz One of 500 Retirees w/o an MLB Pension

January 9, 2018

San Diego’s John Balaz is one of 500 retirees w/o an MLB pension. A native of Toronto, Ontario, Canada who attended Point Loma High School and later, San Diego Community College, Balaz, who turned 68 last year, was an outfielder who spent parts of the 1974 and 1975 seasons with the California Angels and the 1976 season in the Red Sox’ organization. He also spent part of the 1977 season…

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Looking For Kindness and Finding It in Scottsdale- The Story Of Former Padre Garry Jestadt

November 15, 2017

Former major leaguer Garry Arthur Jestadt is a partner at Scottsdale Investment Management in Scottsdale, Arizona. The 70-year-old played with the Montreal Expos in 1969, the Chicago Cubs, and San Diego Padres in 1971 and 1972. A graduate of Fremont High School in Sunnyvale, California, Mr. Jestadt is one of 500 retirees w/o an MLB pension. As I’ve indicated in past posts, the 500 retirees do not receive MLB pensions…

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“The MLBPA is a Soul-Crushing Industry” The Story of Former Padre Dave Hilton

November 13, 2017

Labor unions were formed to help the working men and women of this country. They advocate for the interests of all the working men and working women who pay taxes in this country, who contribute to the economy, who try to do right by their families. There’s one union, however, that couldn’t give a rat’s ass about the working men and women of this country — the Major League Baseball…

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Why Doesn’t Retired Padres’ Infielder Mike Champion Receive a MLB Pension?

November 12, 2017

In three seasons with the San Diego Padres, from 1976-1978, Mike Champion appeared in 193 games, scored 42 runs, came up to bat 598 times, collected 137 hits, including 16 doubles, eight triples, two home runs, and had 49 runs batted in. A native of Montgomery, Alabama, Robert Michael Champion attended Foothill High School, in Santa Ana, California. He turned 62 this past February. Champion and 500 other men are…

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