Veteran baseball scout Bob Miske of Amherst has settled his age-discrimination suit against the New York Yankees, according to a report in the New York Daily News.
Miske, 80 a former athlete at Canisius College and a member of the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame among others, worked for the Yankees from 1994 and 2001 and then again from 2009 to 2014 before he was axed in a Yankees youth movement.
He also scouted for any years for the Los Angeles Dodgers and in between his Yankees stints, with the Seattle Mariners.
“We reached a tentative agreement that has amicably resolved the matter,” Miske’s attorney, Vincent Miranda, told the New York Daily News. The suit had been filed in Erie County Court. Miranda declined to say when the case had settled, but it appeared to have been very recent — no papers had yet been filed in the case indicating a deal.
In the suit, Miske sought unpaid overtime and minimum wages, as well as damages to be determined at trial for the “humiliation, embarrassment, stress, anxiety, loss of self-esteem, loss of self-confidence (and) loss of personal dignity” he says he endured.
Upon the advice of his lawyer, Miske declined to discuss details of any settlement with the Yankees.