Hard Ball: The Abuse of Power in Pro Team Sports

Hard Ball: The Abuse of Power in Pro Team Sports

by James Quirk, Rodney D. Fort
     
 

"Hard Ball is attractive because it is a clearly and compellingly written book about a topic near and dear to the hearts of millions of Americans. It explains the fundamental economic causes of the nasty problems afflicting pro sports leagues in the waning days of the twentieth century. The audience is the smart fan who wants help in understanding why

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"Hard Ball is attractive because it is a clearly and compellingly written book about a topic near and dear to the hearts of millions of Americans. It explains the fundamental economic causes of the nasty problems afflicting pro sports leagues in the waning days of the twentieth century. The audience is the smart fan who wants help in understanding why off-the-field problems so often overshadow the competition on the field."—Bruce K. Johnson, Centre College

"Hard Ball is a very fun read and delivers good economics in a remarkably painless way."—Bruce W. Hamilton, Johns Hopkins University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691146577
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
12/21/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
246
Sales rank:
1,305,663
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1The Scene of the Crime3
2The Media27
3Unions49
4Players75
5Owners93
6Leagues117
7State and Local Politics139
8Breaking up that Old Gang of Mine171
Tables187
Bibliography227
Index229

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