"But that's beside the point," Gladstone continues. "It is the principle of the thing. They gave people — who didn't have a contractual relationship employment history in some cases — benefits that exceed the ones now for people who did have that employment history. They are hosing guys out there who really do need the money, like Mike Colbern."

Alamo resident Ernie Fazio, who played for the Houston Colt 45s and Kansas City Athletics, was among the plaintiffs who unsuccessfully sued Major League Baseball over pensions.
Frank Gaglione
Alamo resident Ernie Fazio, who played for the Houston Colt 45s and Kansas City Athletics, was among the plaintiffs who unsuccessfully sued Major League Baseball over pensions.
Dick Baney (left) and Gerry Janeski were both born in 1946, were both pitchers, and were both drafted by the Red Sox.
Kenneth M. Ruggiano
Dick Baney (left) and Gerry Janeski were both born in 1946, were both pitchers, and were both drafted by the Red Sox.

For Baney, it's simple: "We just want what everyone else is getting," he says with a shrug. "I don't want to sound like I hated my playing days. I loved every minute of it. I loved the opportunity. If I could do it all over again, I would. It's just there are guys out there who need help."

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Can they finish their degrees now on scholarships from the United Niekro College Fund?

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