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Gene Orza retiring from baseball union

Updated: September 28, 2010, 3:13 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Gene Orza will retire from the baseball players' association next spring after 26 years with the union.

Orza, whose sometimes abrasive negotiating style irritated management as the No. 2 official to Donald Fehr, announced his retirement Tuesday. He will work through March 31.

Fehr retired as union leader last year and was succeeded by Michael Weiner.

The 64-year-old Orza was hired as associate general counsel in 1984 and was promoted to chief operating officer ...

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