Business of Baseball

Business of Baseball

by Albert Theodore Powers
     
 

The crack of the bat, the cheering of fans and the agility and athleticism of the players are all characteristics that many people fondly associate with Major League Baseball. However, the players' strike and owners' lockout in 1994 and 1995 brought the game under great scrutiny, revealing a side of baseball that is not admirable, honorable, or enjoyable. Nor is

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The crack of the bat, the cheering of fans and the agility and athleticism of the players are all characteristics that many people fondly associate with Major League Baseball. However, the players' strike and owners' lockout in 1994 and 1995 brought the game under great scrutiny, revealing a side of baseball that is not admirable, honorable, or enjoyable. Nor is this darker side of "America's Pastime" a recent development. The majority of problems in today's Major Leagues are a continuation of ills that have plagued organized baseball since its inception.

This book examines the business of baseball, addressing its most significant problems and proposing solutions. It covers some of Major League Baseball's greatest players and their effect on the game and its business. Among the many topics analyzed are the roles of franchise owners, commissioners, and players' unions in organized baseball. The book also examines Major League ballparks and baseball fans, and considers how they are relevant to baseball as a game and a business.

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Editorial Reviews

Choice
a thorough and readable history...clearly a labor of love...recommended
Library Journal
"makes clear the lost opportunities of baseball history...intriguing...recommended"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786414260
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/02/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
419
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Albert Theodore Powers is an international tax and finance lawyer, a member of the Society for American Baseball Research, and the author of a number of books and professional articles.

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