Baseball, 3rd Ed.: A History of America's Game / Edition 3

Baseball, 3rd Ed.: A History of America's Game / Edition 3

by Benjamin G. Rader
     
 

ISBN-10: 0252075501

ISBN-13: 9780252075506

Pub. Date: 05/02/2008

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

In this third edition of his lively history of America's game—widely recognized as the best of its kind—Benjamin G. Rader expands his scope to include commentary on Major League Baseball through the 2006 season: record crowds and record income, construction of new ballparks, a change in the strike zone, a surge in recruiting Japanese players, and an

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In this third edition of his lively history of America's game—widely recognized as the best of its kind—Benjamin G. Rader expands his scope to include commentary on Major League Baseball through the 2006 season: record crowds and record income, construction of new ballparks, a change in the strike zone, a surge in recruiting Japanese players, and an emerging cadre of explosive long-ball hitters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252075506
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
05/02/2008
Series:
Illinois History of Sports Series
Edition description:
3rd Edition
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
497,874
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 The Fraternity and Its Game 5

2 A Commercial Spectacle 19

3 The First Professional Teams 30

4 The First Professional Leagues 42

5 The Players' Revolt 60

6 The Great Baseball War 78

7 Baseball's Coming of Age 91

8 The Big Fix 109

9 The Age of Ruth 123

10 An Age of Dynasties 136

11 Baseball's Great Experiment 155

12 The Last Days of the Old Game 171

13 Baseball in Trouble 188

14 The Empowerment of the Players 204

15 The Demise of Dynasties 221

16 The Resurgence of America's Game 238

17 It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times 261

Bibliographical Essay 283

Index 291

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