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
     
 

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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:
339,362
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction     1
The Fraternity and Its Game     5
A Commercial Spectacle     19
The First Professional Teams     30
The First Professional Leagues     42
The Players' Revolt     60
The Great Baseball War     78
Baseball's Coming of Age     91
The Big Fix     109
The Age of Ruth     123
An Age of Dynasties     136
Baseball's Great Experiment     155
The Last Days of the Old Game     171
Baseball in Trouble     188
The Empowerment of the Players     204
The Demise of Dynasties     221
The Resurgence of America's Game     238
It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times     261
Bibliographical Essay     283
Index     291

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