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Play Ball: The Life and Troubled Times of Major League Baseball [NOOK Book]

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An inside look at the world of major league baseball draws on interviews with the players, umpires, managers and coaches, owners, and others to discuss behind-the-scenes intrigues, financial manipulations, controversies, and personalities.


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Play Ball: The Life and Troubled Times of Major League Baseball

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Overview

An inside look at the world of major league baseball draws on interviews with the players, umpires, managers and coaches, owners, and others to discuss behind-the-scenes intrigues, financial manipulations, controversies, and personalities.


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The author of the best-selling account A Season on the Brink ( LJ 11/1/86) now offers a baseball odyssey from the rites of spring training to the World Series. As Feinstein writes, ``baseball is a big, brawling, often ugly business. The antipathy many fans now feel toward the people in the game is more than justified.'' With escalating salaries (one out of seven players earns at least $3 million per year), inflated egos and ticket prices, and owners on probation, the image of the game has been tarnished. Conversely, and the subtitle not-withstanding, the author also looks at what is right with America's national pastime. Human interest stories and humor abound. This book, primarily a documentation of the 1992 major league season, provides an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at aspects of baseball that fans seldom see. Recommended for public libraries.-- Albert Spencer, Coll. of Education, Univ. of Nevada-Las Vegas
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307800947
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/14/2011
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 425
  • Sales rank: 367,808
  • File size: 3 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2012

    Great!!

    This book is great if you want to know what happens behind the sceans

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2002

    Feinstein is a great writer

    John Feinstein is a great sports writer, and his book on the 1992 baseball season is no exception. I personally loved it because it involved one of my favorite players, David Cone. The story about the Angels bus crash is especially interesting. Other players written about include Jose Canseco and Barry Bonds.

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